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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • OBITUARY: Max Apple

  • Max Apple, 89 of Harrisburg, formerly of Enfield and Equality, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Carrier Mills Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
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  • Max Apple, 89 of Harrisburg, formerly of Enfield and Equality, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Carrier Mills Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
    Max was born in Enfield to Leonard and Flora (Espy) Apple on May 13, 1924. He married the love of his life, Wanda Ruth Biggerstaff in Enfield on Oct. 7, 1944.
    Max loved and served the Lord Jesus Christ all of his life. Max was a member of Equality United Methodist Church and a former member of Enfield United Methodist Church. He was Past Master of the Masonic Lodge and a member of Gideon's International. In 1959, Max co-founded M & S Implement Company, where he was an active manager for over 40 years and an owner for 54 years.
    Max is survived by his wife, Wanda of Harrisburg; two sons, Don (Karen) Apple of Newburgh, Ind., and Roger (Donna) Apple of Harrisburg; four grandchildren, Melanie Mayo of Lawrenceville, Ga., Scott (Misty) Apple of Ball Ground, Ga., Aaron (Nicole) Apple of Marion and Austin (Lyndsi) Apple of Harrisburg; five great-granddaughters Taylor Mayo, Halee Barnes, Madison Apple, Lilly Apple, and Emmery Apple; and one great-grandson (due to arrive on May 5) Harrison Max Apple. Also surviving are two sisters, Aleta Ritchey of Evansville, Ind., and Elizabeth Barbre of Carmi.
    Max was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Carleton Apple; two sisters, Lola Aker and Jean York; six brothers-in-law, Wesley Aker, Doyle York, P.K. Barbre, P.D. Ritchey, Clifford Edwards and Willard Eckroth; and three sisters-in-law, Amy Apple, Lavern Eckroth and LaVere Edwards.
    Visitation for Max will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2014, at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Funeral directors Mike and Diana Vickery are in charge of arrangements. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. at the Reed Funeral Chapel on Saturday, with the Rev. Ron Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Enfield Cemetery in Enfield. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Equality United Methodist Church.
    Internet condolences may be made at www.vickeryfuneralchapel.com
     
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