Alice S. Apple, 82, Jasper

Alice S. Apple, 82, of Jasper, died Sunday, November 1, at Deaconess Gateway Medical Center in Evansville.  Alice, also known as Jerry’s “Queen Bee,” was born in Louisville February 16, 1938, to Eugene and Sara Mae (Keating) Arnold. She married Gerald “Jerry” Apple November 28, 1993, in Jasper.

She was a 1956 graduate of Mercy Academy in Louisville and attended the Sisters of Mercy convent in Cincinnati. She worked as a manager at Burger Chef and Hardees restaurants in Washington and Jasper for 30 years and retired from the Schnitzelbank Restaurant in Jasper where she worked for 11 years. She was also the owner of the Red Barn restaurant in Washington. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper where she was a Eucharistic minister, a member of the St. Anne’s Society, and the Daughters of Isabella. She was also a member and vice-president of AARP, the Historical Society of the Dubois County Museum, vice-president of the Wabash Valley Beekeepers Association, and volunteered at Memorial Hospital and a member of the hospital auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry Apple; two daughters, Robin McDonald and husband Tom, Washington, and Sarah Timmons and husband Robert, Lafayette; one son, James Burton and wife Pam, New Harmony; seven step children, Lisa Knebel and husband Fred, Mary Beckman and husband Phil, Michelle Kress and husband Bill, and Linda Huebner and husband Allen, all of Jasper, Staci Smith and husband Eric, Holland, and Kevin (Tammy Davis) Apple and Scott Apple and wife Susan, all of Indianapolis; 26 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Barbara Unclebach, Louisville; two sisters-in-law, Nancy Larkin and husband Ray, Jasper, and Marilyn Martin and husband Ed, Boise, Idaho; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one daughter, Vanessa Burton, one grandson, Tyler Beck, and two sisters, Sara Jean Edelen and Martha Gayle Schmitt.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Thursday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. The D of I and St. Anne’s Society will pray a rosary at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Masks and social distancing will be required. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph Church, St. Meinrad Archabbey, or the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church followed by burial in Fairview Cemetery

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