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Thelma Doreen Travis Appleby
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Birth: Dec. 4, 1910
Clay City
Clay County
Illinois, USA
Death: Apr. 2, 2013
Richland County
Illinois, USA

THELMA DOREEN APPLEBY, 102, of Olney passed away Tuesday April 2, 2013 at her residence. Funeral services at Summers-Kistler Funeral Home with burial at Arthur Cemetery.

Thelma was born on December 4, 1910 in Clay City, Illinois, the daughter of John David and Laura Effie (Colvin) Travis.

Thelma graduated from Olney Township High School in 1930. She attended Business College in Evansville, IN. After completion she returned to Olney and opened a yarn shop with her sister, Frances Iaun. She also worked at the telephone company and retired after 15 years.

She married Wayne Appleby, a widower in 1962 and moved to his farm in Mattoon, IL. Years later they moved to Arthur, IL where her in-laws lived. She was very active at Vine Street Christian Church and worked at R & I Restaurant as a cashier. She was an avid quilter, knitter, and cook. She stayed active with family and friends. After 23 years of marriage her husband died. She returned to Olney in 1997 to help care for her failing sister Frances Iaun. She loved to cook and became active in Elm Street Christian Church. Thelma taught quilting and knitting. She loved to read and work crossword puzzles. She started her day praying for others and studying her bible.

Thelma is survived by her son, Norman Appleby of Mattoon, IL; Niece, Stephannie (Iaun) Dasenbrock and husband David of Olney; Niece, Sharron (Iaun) Tompson and husband Jack of Denver, CO; Niece, Tanya (Iaun) Bentsen and husband Gary of San Antonio, TX; Niece, Kendall (Iaun) and Mark Reynolds from Viola, DE; 11 Great Nieces and Nephews and 14 Great Great Nieces and Nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her three siblings, her husband, and three nephews.

Summers-Kistler Funeral Home obituary 
Family links: 
  John David Travis (1875 - 1949)
  Laura Effie Colvin Travis (1885 - 1982)
  Wayne L. Appleby (1910 - 1986)
Arthur Cemetery
Douglas County
Illinois, USA
Created by: NanC
Record added: Apr 03, 2013
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Thelma Doreen <i>Travis</i> Appleby
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 Added: Apr. 3, 2013
OTHS ~ Olney, IL ~ Class of 1930
 Added: Apr. 3, 2013

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