Althea E. Appleby "loving mother and grandmother"
SHINGLEHOUSE, PA--Althea Eloise Appleby, 87, of 312 W. Academy St., Shinglehouse, passed away in the early morning hours on Saturday, March 28, 2015 in her home surrounded by her family.
Althea was born, Norma Jean Carpenter on November 18, 1927 in Olean, NY . Soon after she was adopted by loving parents, Victor and Lela Jackson Jones. She then married the love of her life, Kenneth G. Appleby, on June 8, 1944. She is preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Appleby, her eldest son Terrance Appleby, as well as her brother LeVerne Jones. She is survived by her son and daughter in law, Kenneth V. & Eva Appleby and grandchildren, Aimee L. Bailey, Billie Jo Garrity, and Dawnn Honan. Daughter Carolyn Delong and grandchildren Eric and Nathan Delong. Also surviving is her son Steven C. Appleby and children of Terrance, Jodi Easton and Lance and Terrance Appleby II. Althea has a large family and left behind 8 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews. She was always delighted to have her family visit so she was able to play with the children.
Althea graduated from Honeoye and was employed at Packers Cleaning Service. She enjoyed listening to her police scanner, country music, chatting on the telephone, playing cards, and spending time with her son, Steven. She loved to bake, go to yard sales, and was one of the best practical jokers in the family. She loved to make people laugh, and did so up until her last breath.
Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 12 noon at the First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse with the Reverend Russell J. Horning, pastor, officiating.
Contributions in memory of Althea can be made to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 68, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.