Central Missouri Leader Camdenton, Mo Oct 14, 1958
MRS JENNIE APPLETON DIES AT AGE OF 89
Mrs Jennie APPLETON, 89 wife of the late Daniel Hybert APPLETON and a resident for many years of the Barnumton community died Thursday Oct 9 at the home of her daughter Mrs Ida COX in Kansas City, Kansas. Funeral servoces were held Sunday afternoon, Oct 12 at 2 pm at the Presbyterian Church at Climax Springs. Burial was at the Clark cemetery near Barnumton, under the direction of Red Funeral Home. A native of Camden County, Aunt Jennie, as she was affectionatly known to everyone, was born Aug 30, 1869, the daughter of John and Tabitha WOOLREY. Survivors include one son, Vernon APPLETON of Andrews, Texas; three daughters, Mrs Edith THOMAS of Casper, Wyoming, Mrs Almeda HOLLAND and Mrs. Ida COX both of KAnsas City, Kansas. Eleven grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren also survive. She was preceeded in death by her husband on Jan 21 1950 and by 5 children, Caroline HOUSE, William Hybert APPLETON, John Waldo APPLETON, Willie APPLETON and Lloyd APPLETON. Mrs APPLETON was a lifelong resident of the Barnumton community before going to Kansas City to make her home with her daughter.
Revielle Oct 24, 1958 pg 3 BARNUMTON On October 9th death claimed another of Camden county's elderly women. Although Aunt Jennie APPLETON had been living in Kansas City part of the time for the past few years, her heart was with her friends who still lived down in the Ozark Hills where she grew up and watched history in the making. For many, many years she was a part of the "Irontown" community . She was known by everyone around and to hear anyone call her "Mrs. Appleton" sounded strange and branded that person as a stranger. Everyone, excepting her children and grandchildren, called her "Aunt Jennie". Oh there may have been a few who just called her Jennie. She will be fondly remembered by her many friends and reletives and sadly missed by all. Although Aunt Jennie passed away in Kansas City, where she had been making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Ida Cox, she was brought back to her old home community for burial. And the funeral was in the charge of our local funeral home. The funeral was preached in the Climax Springs Presbyterian Church with the Mission Point Baptist Church pastor preaching the funeral sermon. Details of that will appear in the obituary, but in passing let us say that several have expressed appreciation for the talk by Bro. ALLEN. Of course, Aunt Jennie's children came for the funeral. Vernie APPLETON from Texas; Mrs. Edith THOMAS from Casper Wyoming; Mrs. Ida COX and Mrs. Mead Hollands with their husbands from Kansas City. No doubt there were grandchildren there from Kansas City but we do not have a complete list of names. Mr. and Mrs. Arnold PARKS and children of Windsor, attended their grandmother's funeral as did other friends, Mr. and Mrs. Archie CURTIS of Windsor and a few of the Kansas City people we can name were Bill APPLETON,Mrs Mary CABLE, and Milford BURNS. To those who attended the funeral but are not listed we want them to know it is because we do not have a complete list of names. Of course, there are many local people there. Not all who attended the services at the church were able to go on to the Clark Cemetery. To all the reletives and friends of Aunt Jennie APPLETON we extend the heartfelt sympathy of this community. Your loss is shared by many for she had many friends. We hope this verse from the pen of James MONTGOMERY will bring a consoling thought to the hearts of those who knew and loved her. :Friend after friend departs; Who hath not lost a friend? There is no union here of hearts That finds not here a end." However the 14th chapter of St. John offers the most comforting thought of all, perhaps, and when a person reads that chapter, he or she is almost certain to read others.