Alta Maupin, 88, a resident of Chillicothe, Mo., died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at her residence.

Alta was born the daughter of Joseph Marit and Martha Lorene (Helms) Gitthens on June 8, 1924, in Weatherby, Mo. She was united in marriage to Raymond Maupin on March 23, 1952, in Breckenridge, Mo.. He preceded her in death on Nov. 5, 2009.

Alta attended Turning Point Church. She taught Sunday School and delivered the KC Star newspaper. Alta enjoyed canning vegetables, gardening, listening to gospel music, and her family.

Survivors include three sons, David Ray Maupin of Springfield, Mo., Marvin D. Maupin of Wheeling, Mo., Larry W. Maupin of Chillicothe, Mo.; two daughters, Connie Sue Hartwig and husband David of Bogard, Mo., and Linda Kay Maupin of Chillicothe, Mo.; two brothers, Virl Gitthens of Osborn, Mo., and Vernon Gitthens of Springfield, Mo.; six grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; five nephews; and one dog, Autumn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one infant son, and one niece.
Funeral services will be held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo., on Monday, March 4, 2013, at 2 p.m. A scheduled family visitation will be held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo., one hour prior to the service, from 1 until 2 p.m. Friends may call at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo., on Sunday, March 3, 2013, from 12 noon until 9 p.m.

Burial will be held at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Chillicothe, Mo.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO 64601. Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo.