Carol Doris Appleget, age 91 passed away Tuesday December 9, 2014 in Lilburn, Georgia. Carol was born to John W. and Clara "Pearl" Cook October 12, 1923 at their farm east of Delta, IA. She attended graded school in Delta and taught school in a one room rural school house to 7 pupils in 4 grades after graduating from Sigourney High School and receiving her teaching certificate. Carol married Harold "Wilmer" Appleget in June 1943 and born to them were two sons Jerrol Wayne and Edward Lynn. Wilmer was killed December 9, 1946 in a farming accident and their third son, Steven James was born seven weeks after his father's death. On November 23, 1947 Carol married Charles Fremont Appleget and after living on the family farm for several years, moved to Hayesville, IA where Chuck opened Appleget Welding and Repair. Over the years, two daughters, Marcia Sue and Penney Elaine, were born to complete the family. In 1958 the family moved to Arizona with a dream for a better life. After Chuck retired, he and Carol moved to Georgia in 1982.
Carol spent the majority of her life as a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, growing flowers, country music, reading, travel, sewing (with many heirloom bride dresses, formals and ruffly dresses that spin to her credit) family and friends. She was an extraordinary cook and her donuts are legendary. She was loved and admired by all who knew her. Her ability to keep her positive attitude and persevere over any obstacle without a complaint was amazing.
Carol was preceded in death by her first husband Wilmer, her husband Charles and her eldest son Jerrol as well as both of her parents, two sisters (Ruth and Wanda) and two brothers (Dick and Fritz). She is survived by her sisters, Clarice Colbert of Hayesville, IA, Joann (Robert) Pitsch of Sigourney, IA, one brother John Cook of Phoenix, AZ, four children; Edward (Kathy) of Glendale, AZ, Steven of Phoenix, AZ, Marcia (Paul) Calcaterra of Lilburn, GA and Penney (Duane) Snoble of Central City, IA, twelve grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren with two additional great grandchildren expected in 2015. She will be deeply missed and our memories of her will be cherished forever.
Graveside service - 11:30 a.m. Saturday, December 10, 2015 at the Pennington Cemetery South of Sigourney.
There will be a lunch served at the St. Mary Parish Center, following the service.