Martha “Lou” (Maupin) Floerchinger, 91, of Cabool, Missouri, passed from this life into her heavenly home on Monday, January 27, 2020, at Kabul Nursing Home.
She was born on January 3, 1929 in Simmons, Missouri, the daughter of Earl M. and Fannye E. Potts.
Family moves took them from Simmons to Cabool and Houston, Missouri, then on to Bowling Green, Missouri, where Martha Lou not only graduated from high school but met her future husband, William “Bill” Maupin. Throughout their marriage, they were blessed to have four boys and the family was privileged to have made Wichita, Kansas; Rockford, Illinois; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Wilmington, Delaware; and Minneapolis, Minnesota, their home.
Returning to Cabool to help Martha Lou’s parents, they purchased and continued operating the Dairy Kreme her parents had established. They later grew the business by adding Western Union, UPS and Trailways Bus Line (both in Cabool and West Plains). After selling the Dairy Kreme, they purchased and ran the Maupin Video Store until its sale in 2000.
Martha Lou loved Jesus, having accepted Jesus Christ as her savior at age eight, and was always active in her church. She loved playing the piano and had a beautiful singing voice; she was deeply involved with the choir leading many cantata specials during various holidays.
She had earned the title and was widely known by many as “Momma Lou” because of her love for others. She loved life, she knew no strangers, friends both young and old quickly became family. She was a great cook and her kitchen was always open and the coffee pot was always on.
Martha Lou was preceded in death by her first husband, William R. Maupin in 1998; son, Michael W. Maupin (2011); and second husband, Robert L. Floerchinger (2017).
Surviving her are sons, Tom and wife Fran of Cabool, Patrick and wife Jennifer of Branson, Missouri, and David of Mountain Grove, Missouri; grandchildren, Amber Jensen and husband Jesse of Springfield, Missouri, Elijah Maupin and wife Donna of Weber, Utah, and Jordan Maupin of Creve Coeur, Missouri; great-grandchildren, Kaomi, Kaelyn, Jocelyn and Asher Maupin and Tarik, Sophia and Nicholas Jensen, as well as a multitude of wonderful and faithful friends.
Life celebration and memorial services were being held Friday, January 31, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at Maness Memorial Baptist Church in Cabool with Pastor Terry Brown officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.