Edward Appleton, Jr., 75
Edward C. Appleton, Jr., 75, died peacefully, with his loving wife Brenda by his side, on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at the Jupiter Medical Center in Jupiter, Fla.
Ed, as he was called by family and friends, was born in Hopkins, Missouri, on March 18, 1935, to Edward C. and Gladys Smith Appleton.
Ed followed the generations of the Appleton Family before him and was a member of over 50 years of the Masonic Xenia Lodge No. 50, Hopkins, Missouri., Scottish Rite of Free Masonry – Valley of St. Joseph Orient of Missouri; and the Moila Temple, St. Joseph, Missouri.
Ed is survived by his wife Brenda of Okeechobee; daughter, Stephanie (Michael) Dale; son, James (Angie) Appleton; granddaughter, Bethany Appleton; grandsons, Matthew and Michael Dale, Patrick Appleton and Marshall Snyder all of Palm City, Florida. Ed’s extended family with Brenda also include two daughters, Lucinda O’Conner and Candace Burke; granddaughter, Lindsey Kate Hall and grandsons, Colby and Mason Burke of Okeechobee. He is also survived by his sister, Harriett (Richard) Jones of Hopkins, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted in the Buxton-Seawinds Chapel on Thursday, March 3, 2011officiated by Matthew Buxton, the Masonic Lodge; and Pastor Ed Thompson, long time friend and co-worker. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery, Okeechobee. All arrangements are entrusted to the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of the Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, Okeechobee.
Sylvia Willoughby, 60
Sylvia Jean Willoughby, 60, died Feb. 28, 2011 at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville. Born in Stanton, she was a daughter of the late Pete Robinson and the late Cora Bell Robinson. She was a homemaker and a proud member of Vaughns Mill First Church of God. She was also a 4-H leader and participated in Kentucky Proud activities. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother, Arthur Robinson and by her grandson, Noah Cook.
Surviving relatives are her husband, Linville Willoughby and her two daughters, Lisa (Daniel) Osborne and Jennifer (Thomas) Cook all of Stanton; two brothers, Albert (Lavern) Robinson of Nada and Steve Robinson of Stanton; three sisters, Martha Dunaway of Hindman, Addie Mae Robinson and Mable (Ricky) Allen both of Stanton; five grandchildren, Cameron Cook, Amelia Cook, Addison Osborne, Isaac Osborne and Ethan Osborne and her dear friends, Bonnie Ledford, Gail Brewer, Larry and Rhoda Anderson, Freda Joseph, Joy Wilcox, the girls at the Bluegrass Craft and Antique Mall, Liz Southwood, Jill and Doug Klebs, Forest Meadows, Linda Dalton, Patsy Smith and all the other ladies of the church.
Funeral services were officiated by Rev. Teddy Linkous and Rev. Anthony Molihan and were held at on Friday, March 4, 2011 at Hearne Funeral Home, Inc., Stanton. Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery. Active pallbearers were with John Brewer, Jerry Ledford, Kenny Willoughby, Luther Willoughby, Dwight Smith and Jay Townsend. Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc. www.hearnefuneralhome.com