Visitation will be from 6-8 PM May 27 at Yarber Mortuary, with services at 10 AM Tuesday, May 28, with interment at Veterans Cemetery in Mountain View.
She was born October 11, 1949 in Leavenworth, Kansas to Alfred and Violet (Crooks) Ross. On July 25, 1970, she married the love of her life, Bill Apple. To this union three children were born, Kimberly, Tawnya, and Bryan.
Early in Bill and Jeanie’s marriage, she stood beside Bill as a military wife. This continued as she shared her passion for the ministry working right alongside her husband and following the Lord wherever he called them to go. They traveled from Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas spreading the Word of God. She babysat numerous children in her home, and considered herself their “Nanny Apples”. She worked for the Mountain View School District and also as a waitress. She loved her work and considered it a joy rather than work. She loved to serve others, something she believed was put on her heart to do.
Jeanie was a lifelong member of the Nazarene church. She not only took the role of pastor’s wife, but was also a missionary president for several years. She was a Sunday school teacher and worked in the children’s ministry. She enjoyed her Sunday school children very much and treated them as her very own.
Jeanie will especially be remembered for her role as a loving and supportive wife and mother. Her role as “Nanny Apples” extended to her many grandkids and great granddaughter is something she treasured with all her heart.
She is preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Jerry Barksdale.
Survivors include her husband, Bill Apple, of the home, who loved her as much as life itself; two daughters, Kimberly Cummings and husband, Dale, of Mountain View and Tawnya Thompson and husband, Jim, of Pomona, MO; one son, Bryan Apple and wife, Mandy, of Mountain View; six grandchildren, Baily Brockelbank and husband, Christopher, Jarrett, Tyler, Marlee, Kaylyn, and Natalie; one great granddaughter, Addison; and two sisters, Mary Shubkagel and husband, Charles, of Independence, MO and Debby Ross of Kansas City, Kansas.