Norma Jean Maple,
age 89 of Brooksville, FL, formerly of Chesterton, IN, passed away on April
11, 2018 in Brooksville, FL.
She was born on
January 22, 1929, in Peru, IN, to George and Evelyn LeMaster, both of whom
preceded her in death.
Jean is survived by
her husband, Frank Maple of Brooksville, FL, and by her children: Janice
(late P. David on March 14, 2018) Pardue of Brooksville, FL, Rea (Bill)
Taubert of Porter, IN, Beth (Jeff) Crothers of Chesterton, IN, Terry (Kim)
Maple of Chesterton, IN, Maria (Bob) Poparad of Burns Harbor, IN, and Mary (Reg)
Bramlett of San Diego, CA. Also surviving are her twenty-five grandchildren:
Michelle (Morry) Osborn, Kari (Joel) Wharton, Chad (Lisa) Pardue, Abigail
(Elliott) Blount, Cortney (Ryan) Reid, Lauren Pardue, Seth (Megan) Pardue,
Lisa (Brad) Gaff, Jaime (Matthew) Smith, Bill (Shelby) Taubert, Kati (Drew)
Smith, Lora (Ben) Watkins, Joe (Ashley) Crothers, Erin (Shay) Bozetarnik,
Lindsay (Craig) Beatty, Matt (Megan) Maple, Kathleen (Josh) Gerber, Kelley
(Mike) Killebrew, Bobby (Kristen) Poparad, Christina (Ken) Albright, Melanie
(Jeremy) Kelly, Jessica (Josh) Foote, Janel Bramlett, Julie (Ian) Ravn, and
Jasmin (Jason) Hartnell; as well as her fifty-eight great-grandchildren and
three little ones on the way in the spring and summer; along with many
nieces, nephews, and friends.
Jean is also
preceded in death by her siblings: Roselyn Einselen, Wilma Shrock, and
Jeannie learned to
play the piano at the age of five. God blessed her with the ability to play
a song after hearing it only once. Jean demonstrated her love for the Lord
by sharing her gift of music by playing piano and organ for nearly 60 years
at her home churches. At the Maple home, Jeannie always made room at the
table for one more, sharing good food and lots of laughter. She enjoyed oil
painting, bowling, gardening, sewing, cooking and baking -- most of all she
loved her family. She adored her husband, Frank for more than 70 years and
was often heard saying "He was the head of the household but she was the
neck that turned the head." Jean's children appreciated her ability to make
each one feel like they were her favorite. She was delighted by the way God
blessed them with so many children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 11 a.m. at CrossPointe Christian
Church, 114 E US-6 Frontage Rd, Valparaiso, IN, with Pastor Tim Wanless
officiating. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.
The family will
receive friends on Thursday, April 19, 2018, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., at
CrossPointe Christian Church.
Memorials may be
given to CrossPointe Christian Church or to HPH Hospice, 12260 Cortez Blvd.,
Brooksville, FL, 34613.
under the care of White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South 2nd Street, Chesterton,
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