Shirley M. Apple
July 2, 1914-Sept. 7, 2012
PLYMOUTH — Shirley M. Apple, 98, a resident of Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth passed away at 10:25 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. She had formerly been a resident of the Bourbon, Tippecanoe and Sarasota and Sebring, Fla. areas.
Shirley was born the daughter of Artie B. Coar and Fern E. Eaglebarger Coar July 2, 1914 near Summit Chapel at Bourbon. She was a 1932 graduate of Tippecanoe High School. Upon her retirement she and Herschell moved to Sarasota, Fla. where she was a member of the Methodist church and later moved to Sebring, Fla. where she belonged to St. John’s Methodist Church. Upon returning to Marshall County in 2008, she became a member of the Bourbon First United Methodist Church.
Shirley farmed all her life along with her husband and worked for Delp Electric. She was a very active person belonging to Order of the Eastern Star as Past Matron, Past Mother Advisor for Rainbow Girls, Past Regent of the Daughters of American Revolution, a member of the United Methodist Women for more than 77 years and Past President of Marshall Co. Federation of Clubs. Over the years she was active in and taught Sunday school in the Summit Chapel Methodist Church, the Summit Chapel Ladies Aid, and Tippecanoe Home Economics Club. She was a member of the first Blueberry Committee and even attended the parade this past Monday. She enjoyed crocheting and watching her grandchildren in their sports events.
Dec. 4, 1933 she married Herschell O. Apple who died Jan. 29, 1976. She is survived by her two daughters; Carol and husband Richard Steele of Cullman, Ala. and Karen and husband Richard Delp of Plymouth along with 12 grandchildren; Michael and Judy Delp, Don Wendel, Debi and Mark Gidley, David and Pam Delp all of Plymouth, Marcelo Suvelza of South Bend, Connie and Mitch Jolin of Anchorage, Alaska, Scott Ammerman of New Zealand, Brett and Maria Ammerman of Parker, Colo., Curtt and Kristina Kershner Ammerman of Los Alamos, N.M., Kandi Davis, Monti Apple and Heidi and John Music all of Bourbon along with 35 great-grandchildren and 29 great-great-grandchildren.
Shirley was preceded in death by her son and daughter-in-law Michael “Hal” and wife Linda Apple, granddaughter Michele Wendel, great-granddaughter Krista Delp, sister Carol Louise and brother Carlton Earl.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home 115 S. Main St. Bourbon.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home.
Burial will follow in the Summit Chapel Cemetery at Bourbon.
The family requests memorial contributions to: Bourbon First United Methodist Church in her memory.
Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home is caring for the arrangements. Condolences may be left at deatonclemensfh.com.