Joanne E. Appleby "Beloved mother, grandmother, and sister"

SHINGLEHOUSE, PA---Joanne E. Appleby, 82, of Shinglehouse, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2012 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a lengthy illness.

Born March 26, 1930 in Shinglehouse, she was a daughter of Roy M. "Shorty" and Doris H. Presher Klinger. On September 10, 1950 in the First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse, she married Robert Appleby, who died on July 24, 1998.

Mrs. Appleby was a graduate of Shinglehouse High School, class of 1948 and a graduate of Bryant and Stratton Business College in Buffalo, NY. She was employed by Montgomery Ward in Olean and then by First National Bank in Shinglehouse. She retired from the Oswayo Valley School District in Shinglehouse where she was employed as business manager. She was later employed as a sales clerk at Southwestern Fountain Company in Mesa, Arizona.

Mrs. Appleby was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse where she served her church in many capacities including starting the junior choir, the Baptist youth fellowship, and serving as a deaconess. She was a former member of Eureka Chapter #52 O.E.S., Shinglehouse. She enjoyed crocheting, painting, and her dog Misty. Her greatest love was her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She, along with her husband, spent nine winters at their home in Mesa, Arizona.

Surviving are two daughters, Cindy A. (Jude) Auman of Portville, NY and Robin J. (Mike) Goode of Shinglehouse; six grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Jeanette M. Mingus of Livonia, NY; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Appleby was predeceased by her parents and her husband.

A private visitation was held for family members. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, 2012 at the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

Flowers are gratefully declined and will be furnished by the family. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 68, Shinglehouse, PA 16748; the American Cancer Society; the American Diabetes Association; or to Teachers' Pet Rescue, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.