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Gladys Appelgate, 96

February 20, 2014
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Gladys Appelgate, 96, of Gladbrook, IA passed away Friday, February 14, 2014, at Westbrook Acres, in Gladbrook. Funeral services were 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 at Gladbrook Chapel United Methodist Church, in rural Gladbrook. Visitation was 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, February 17, 2014 at the Anderson Funeral Homes, in Gladbrook. Interment will be at Chapel Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to Gladys was born April 1, 1917 to John Ross and and Edna (Johnson) James in Vienna Township. She graduated from Gladbrook High School in 1934. She was united in marriage to Leroy S. Appelgate on December 17, 1935, in her family home in Marshall County. Gladys was a homemaker, staying home to raise her four children. She also helped on the family farm. Gladys was a member of the Gladbrook Chapel United Methodist Church where she was the church organist and pianist from 1936 to 2005. She was also involved with UMW, LCA, and many church activities. Gladys gave piano lessons to many area children. She wrote poetry and painted many pictures that grace her families’ homes. She was a member of the Vienna Township Farm Bureau Homemakers. Gladys will be missed by her four children; Gayle Batty of Silver Springs, MD, Bruce Appelgate of Gladbrook, Vivian LeVier of Garwn, IA, Merlyn (Connie) Appelgate of Garwin, nine grandchildren; Diane Wood, Philip Batty, David LeVier, Miles Batty, Sarah Batty, Jodi Junge, Michael Appelgate, Steve LeVier, Jeni Junge, and ten great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, daughter in law, Mary Appelgate, sons-in-law, C. David Batty and Robert LeVier, an infant granddaughter, and a sister, Bessie Hansen.

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