Lucille Appleman of Pine Street, Turbotville, was called to her eternal home on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the age of 95. She was sorry to leave her earthly family because she loved them so much, but she was also eager to see her husband, Bud, and son, Wayne again, both of whom are already with the Lord.
She was born on Oct. 12, 1922, the second child and the oldest daughter of the late Lester M. and Anna B. (Boyer) Poust. She and her five siblings were raised on a farm in rural Hughesville.
She married the love of her life, Albert “Bud” Appleman on June 28, 1947. They lovingly raised their children on their farm in Turbotville and celebrated 48 years of marriage until his passing in 1995.
She was a graduate of Hughesville High School and the former Williamsport Hospital School of Nursing.
A registered nurse, she had worked at the Muncy State Correctional Institution for 16 years and then at Danville State Hospital for 22 years. She retired from nursing so that she and Bud could happily spend their days babysitting for their beloved granddaughters.
After living through the Great Depression as a child and losing both her father and older brother at a young age, she realized that working hard and having an education was the way to have a successful life. As such, she assured her children that their parents would pay for as much education as they wanted in order to launch them on a successful life too.
As her health declined, Lucille continued to be strong-willed and determined to maintain her independence as much as possible. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who greatly treasured her family. She loved them beyond measure and they returned her love.
She was a Christian woman and a faithful, long-time member of the former St. James, now Holy Spirit Evangelical Lutheran Church, Turbotville.
Surviving are two daughters and their husbands, Doris and Lang Greiner, of Forty Fort, Carol and Robert Chaapel Jr., of Turbotville; a daughter-in-law, Frances (Brooks) Appleman, of Turbotville; two granddaughters and their spouses, Abigail Appleman and Daniel Schrack, of Turbotville and Christina and John Hope, of Newville; seven great-grandchildren, Alice and Zulia Schrack and Chase, Grady, Ryan, Audrey, and Lincoln Hope; stepgrandchildren and their spouses, Robert and Angela Chaapel and Kelly and Adam Way, and stepgreat-grandchildren, Jayden and Ava Chaapel, Kylie Buck, and Morgan and Adalyn Way; two sisters, Louella Palassis, of Charleston, S.C. and Eleanor Blackwell, of Bethlehem; two brothers, Lester (Diane) Poust and Alan (Leona) Poust, all of Hughesville; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death besides her husband was her son, Wayne Appleman who died on July 23, 2014, and an older brother, Robert Poust who died in a farming accident in his teens.
As Lucille aged and was more homebound, she valued receiving greeting cards, visits, and phone calls; so, in her memory, please “do some random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty” to folks you know. Send an encouraging card, keep in touch with friends, visit the elderly and homebound, and above all, remember that love of family is of utmost importance.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 10275 Route 44, Turbotville, where the funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Thomas Glasoe, her pastor officiating, assisted by Elder Laura Smith of the First Presbyterian Church of Watsontown. Burial in Turbotville Cemetery will be held privately at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Lucille’s memory may be made to Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 6, Turbotville, PA 17772 or to the Turbotville Community Hall Corp., P.O. Box 313, Turbotville, PA 17772.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Svc, PC, Turbotville.