Celebrating the life of

Pamela G. Apple

April 20, 1952 - April 05, 2020

Pamela G. Apple

Pamela Gay Apple (née Tyra), of Savannah, Georgia—formerly Middletown, Ohio, passed away Sunday morning, April 5th, 2020. Pam attended Miami University where she obtained an Associate of the Arts in Liberal Studies. Pam had a passion for people with a bigger heart than the person she was. Eventually, her professional pursuits—combined with her caring disposition, would lead her to work primarily in caregiving facilities as an Office Manager throughout Southwest Ohio, where her work focused on senior citizens’ rehabilitation. Pam’s passion for people was only multiplied for her friends (she didn’t know a stranger) and family and enjoyed many hobbies and storied life experiences with them. During young adulthood, she met her husband Rick while skiing in a clumsy sort of way which would flourish into a happy marriage of 46 years. Rick and Pam (along with their list of usual suspects) would travel the country together skiing the Rockies and the Midwest. Pam also enjoyed going to concerts throughout her life and saw the likes of John Denver, the Doobie Brothers, Elton John, Paul McCartney and too many more to name. Pam also enjoyed boating on Lake Cumberland in Kentucky where Pam was able to share her appreciation for the outdoors with her daughter, Katie, from a young age. Most of the stories told by Pam were accompanied by her memorable, rolling laughter. She cultivated a love for growing things and raising gardens as well as creating jewelry she would give to her friends and family. Her family would urge her to sell her pieces, but she would promise one away before even finishing it! She had the most incredible eyes which seemed to change with the color of the sky and her mood. She was quick witted, sharp-tongued and always advocated for fairness for all people.

She is survived by her husband, Rick Apple; her daughter, Katie and son-in-law Asa Roberts; her kitty-cat, Cassiopeia; her sister, Margaret (Nolie) Sexton and her brother-in-law Roger Sexton; her sister, Karen Kestermann and her husband Rolf Kestermann; many nieces and nephews; and all who knew her.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a date yet to be determined.




A candle has been lit!

- Faberge' & Zeke, Savannah, GA

Rick and Family...Mike sent me this very sad news this morning. So very sorry to you and the rest of the family for your loss, Rick. Jenny and I had no idea that Pam was even ill. Please know that you and the family will be in our thoughts and prayers, Rick. Love...Rich and Jenny Housh

- Rich Housh, Naples, Fl.

Rick, I am so sorry for your loss. Even though a lot of time and distance has passed, I have wonderful memories of your truly special relationship with Pam. My mother often commented on what a comfort she was to Geneva during their time together at Mount Pleasant during her later years. Surely have you in my thoughts. David Beathard.

- David Beathard, Southlake, TX

Rick, I am so sorry for your loss. Even though a lot of time and distance has passed, I have wonderful memories of your truly special relationship with Pam. My mother often commented on what a comfort she was to Geneva during their time together at Mount Pleasant during her later years. Surely have you in my thoughts. David Beathard.

- David Beathard, Southlake, TX

Rick and Katie, We send our condolences and love to your family during this unexpected and unimaginable loss. I was so lucky to have met Pam. I know that we were distant cousins but from the first time I met Pam, she was a sweet and welcoming woman. I’m blessed to have had the opportunity to meet such a sweet soul. Our thoughts are with you both as well as Asa and her loving sisters, and extended family.

- Stacey Lee, Newport News, Virginia

I worked with Pam, otherwise known as Papple at Maria Joseph in Dayton, Ohio. She was a beautiful soul and love by many. Know we enjoyed our time with her. She was a wonderful person! Sorry for your loss but know she touched many people's lives!!

- Julie Henderson Cook, Kettering , Ohio

I don't know how to begin ... and could probably write a book. First, my heartfelt condolences to Pam's immediate family, along with extended family and friends. Pam treated me like a little sister instead of a cousin . . chastising me when I was wrong, and showering me with love and guidance as I grew. Katie, she was (is) so proud of you. Asa, she thought of you as her son and bragged on you endlessly. Rick, she always told me you were her best friend. Margaret and Karen, Pam loved(s) you endlessly. My heart breaks for all who had the privilege of knowing her, for knowing her ... you loved her. Now I must stop ... Pammy, I love you so very much.

- Sheila (Harrison) Manning, Middletown, OH

A candle has been lit!

A part of our family is gone. Our lives and hearts will never be the same. You will be sorely missed,Pam. We love you. You invited our son, our daughter and ourselves into your little family without batting an eye. You invited us into your heart and your home. You shared your daughter with us. You are forever a part of us. Life will be forever changed.

- Tim and Lucy Roberts, ELLIOTVILLE, KY

Rick, Katie, and Asa, I cannot imagine your grief on losing this most amazing woman. She loved you all so very much. I am heartbroken. We were born on the same day at Middletown Hospital and our mothers were roommates. It was a friendship and bond that was meant to be. Please except my deepest condolences and know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I loved her too.

- Jeri (Fairchild) Stewart, Lebanon , Ohio

Rick,I am so sorry,you are facing this hard time.I know how you feel. We have such good times to remember.My heart is sad,I will always remember Pam! My heartfelt condolence for you and all your family,your in my thoughts and prayers.Love Billy

- Billy Meehan, South Pasadena, Florida

Rick, So sorry to learn of Pam's passing. We all shared the defining moments of our early and later adulthood. We had a blast and you and Pam were a main source of that. You two stood up for Cam and I at our wedding ( the only ones there along with the minister, my parents, and Cam's grandmother !). So , as I always say, each of us is an accumulation of each other and our experiences. Pam was a part of us all. We will say a pray but I just do not think she needs one. God has taken her home and so keeping with our faith and , most importantly , our inner selves , we will all meet again someday. -Larry & Cam Hammond

- Larry & Cam Hammond , Middletown, Ohio

Rick & Family, We just heard the tragic news Rick and are so sorry for your loss. Terry and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

- Ken & Terry Profitt, Statesboro, GA

Dear Rick, Robert and I are so sorry that Pam has left us. I can only imagine the pain you and Katie are going through, and our hearts go out to you. It makes it all the more difficult that people aren't able to come to you and gather to help and support you. We're sending torrents of love and support. Although we saw you and Pam infrequently, we felt like we had a real bond with both of you. I kept in touch with Pam through Facebook and messaging, and it's a testament to her caring and giving nature that we were able to share a lovely friendship even though it was long-distance. Such a dear person she was. You and Katie especially are in our thoughts now and in the difficult months ahead. We miss Pam so much. The world is diminished without her. Sincerely, Robert and Kate

- Kate Fry and Robert Bower, ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel