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 Margaret F. “Maggie” <I>Shank</I> Appel

Margaret F. “Maggie” Shank Appel

Death Nov 1970 (aged 79)
Harrisonburg, Harrisonburg City, Virginia, USA
Burial Cullom, Livingston County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 44057702 · View Source
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She is the wife of my great grand uncle. Both of them are listed on gravestones in Illinois and Virginia. Maggie is actually in Virginia, and Lewis is buried in Illinois.

The Appel's were Mennonites.

Margaret's actual burial took place in Weavers Mennonite Church Cemetery in Harrisonburg, Rockingham County, Virginia.

I'm not sure why Margaret decided to be buried there 12 years after Lewis' death. She already had a plot in Illinois. Probably she decided to be buried in her hometown, since she went back to live there after Lewis died.

Her obituary:
Appel.- Margaret, daughter of Charles G. and Annie (Weaver) Shank, was born in Rockingham Co., Va., July 24, 1891; died at the Virginia Mennonite Home, Harrisonburg, Va., Nov. 29, 1970; aged 79 y. 4 m. 5 d. In 1923 she was married to Lewis Appel, who died Sept. 8, 1958. Surviving are 2 sisters (Mrs. Mary Beachey and Mrs. Nannie Bailey) and 3 brothers (Samuel A., Emanual J., and John W. Shank). Seven brothers and one sister preceded her in death. She was a member of the Weavers Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 2, in charge of Alvin Gascho and Alvin Kanagy; interment in the church cemetery. Gospel Herald - Volume LXIV, Number 2 - January 12, 1971, pages 46-48.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 44057702
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Margaret F. “Maggie” Shank Appel (24 Jul 1891–Nov 1970), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44057702, citing Westlawn Cemetery, Cullom, Livingston County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by MidwestMom (contributor 47103824) .