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Myrene Appelgate, 89

May 17, 2018
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Myrene Appelgate, 89, of rural Marshalltown, passed away on Friday, May 4, 2018, at Accura Health Care in Marshalltown, under the care of the Iowa River Hospice Home. Services for Myrene are scheduled for Monday, May 14, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at the Gladbrook Chapel United Methodist Church near Gladbrook. Public visitation is on Sunday, May 13, 2018, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown. Memorials may be directed to either the Gladbrook Chapel United Methodist Church or to the Iowa River Hospice Home. For more information or to send a condolence, please visit or call 641-844-1234. Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Myrene and her family. Myrene Yetley was born on March 20, 1929, in Marshalltown to Lawrence and Mary Glenn (Shedenhelm) Yetley. She graduated from Green Mountain High School then went on to receive her Associate’s Degree at Marshalltown Community College. On August 1, 1948, Myrene was united in marriage to Floyd Appelgate at the Gladbrook Chapel Evangelical United Brethren Church. Myrene was married to Floyd for sixty-four years. Following her five children through their school and church activities, was always a joy to her. She was an active member of the church serving in various capacities. Some of her enjoyable pastimes included sewing, gardening and tending to the hostas which she thoroughly enjoyed. Viewing songbirds at the feeder and the occasional rare bird passing through was also a favorite part of her day. Myrene is survived by her five children and their families: LaRae (Jim) Little of Toledo. Cheryl (Mike) Callahan; Mark (Shelly) Appelgate; Merle (Jane) Appelgate, all of rural Marshalltown. LeAnn (John) Gaulke of Altoona. Myrene is also survived by her sisters, Marjane (Cecil) Taylor and Maradean Egger and a brother, Mervin (Beth) Yetley. Myrene is preceded in death by her husband, Floyd and her parents Lawrence and Mary Glenn.

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