Arlena P. Apple, 100, of Overland Park, Kan., formerly of East Alton, died at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospice Home in Kansas City, Mo.
She was born Aug. 18, 1914, in Greene Co., the daughter the late Sigel and Rosa (Rice) Anderson.
She and Paul Holder were married in 1933 and he preceded her in death in March 1979. She then married Finley J. “Bud” Apple on Sept. 22, 1981, in East Alton and he preceded her in death Oct. 11, 2001.
Arlena had worked at Olin Corp. and Phoebe Goldberg’s dress shop. She had also been a member of the First Baptist Church of East Alton.
Survivors include a son, Paul T. Holder of Overland Park, Kan.; a stepdaughter, Judith (Jimmy) Stone of Rosewood Heights; two grandchildren, Tiffani Cunningham and Andrew Holder; and two great-grandchildren, Logan and Raegan Cunningham.
Besides both husbands and parents, she was preceded in death by a stepson, Carl Holder; three sisters, Cecil Hamel, Nellie Lozier and Reba Noland; and three brothers, Willard, Emert and Harry Anderson.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of services at noon Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at Paynic Home for Funerals with Pastor Homer Hanshaw officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens.
Online information and guestbook may be found at www.paynicfh.com.