Louise Marie Spies Maples
Louise Marie Spies Maples, 93, died June 17, 2014.
Louise was born on June 11, 1921, daughter of Arthur J. and Louise M. Spies.
Louise Maples graduated from Mount Kisco High School and received a bachelor’s degree from Oneonta State Teachers College in 1943 and a master’s degree in 1958. She received a reading consultant certificate from the University of Connecticut in 1971 and an associate degree in accounting in 1980.
Louise pursued a career that spanned 30 years as an elementary school teacher and language arts consultant at Pound Ridge Elementary School in New York. She retired in 1978.
In her retirement, Louise and her husband, David, moved from their home in Katonah to Rome to live close to daughter Cynthia and her family. David and Louise moved to Florida in 1985 to enjoy the warm weather. Louise remained in Florida after David’s death until 2000 when she returned to Ithaca to live in an independent retirement home. She moved to Ann Arbor, Mich., to another retirement community in 2007 to be close to daughter Susan and granddaughter Amy.
Louise was active in the Girl Scouts, both as an Eagle Scout and as a leader. She was also active in her church as a deacon and as a volunteer. She enjoyed reading, traveling and gardening. She loved her family and their visits. Louise was always studying and learning about new things and had an opinion about everything.
Louise is survived by her sister, Cynthia Joyce Spies Scannel; children, David E. Maples, Susan E. Maples and Nancy C. Maples; grandchildren, Walter Constantini III, Mary Kubinski, Julia Zeledon, Amy Moran, David Maples, Jonathan Maples and Lindsay Maples; great-grandchildren, Aaron Constantini, Carissa Constantini, Joseph Kubinski, Nicholas Kubinski, Dennis Kubinski, Naomi Zeledon and Jacob Zeledon.
Louise was preceded in death by both of her parents; husband, David Edward Maples, and daughter Cynthia Maples Pratt.
Burial has taken place in Hartwick Cemetery in Hartwick.