Melissa Ann Maple, 40, of Blanchester, Ohio died 7:45 PM, Sunday, January 16, 2011 at Hospice of Dayton after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Her husband, David L. Maple, whom she married October 14, 2000, survives. She was born November 23, 1970 in Detroit, Michigan. Mrs. Maple was the Associate Director of Quality Assurance at Alkermes. She received her bachelors of science in biology from the University of Detroit.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Maple is survived by a son, Daelin Layne Maple; her parents, Elizabeth J. and Herman “Buddy” Buddenborg; her half sister, Eva (Curt) Cuthhertson; her father-in-law, David (Susan) Maple; her mother-in-law, Jane (Larry) Roberts; a sister-in-law, Melissa (Marty) Fellure; and her nieces and nephews, Ashley, Amelia, Austin, Aiden, Kennedy, and Noah. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Bella Greenwald, and her grandfather, Morris Baker.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 22, 2011 at the Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home, 327 N. South Street, Wilmington, Ohio with Dan Mayo officiating. Burial will be in Springfield Friends Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Friday, January 21, 2011 at the Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home.