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Stephen Foster Appleton

March 21, 1939 — March 18, 2017

Stephen Foster Appleton, 77 of Shelbyville and formerly of Tipton and Columbus, Indiana, died at 11:54 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Franciscan Health, Indianapolis.  He was born on March 21, 1939 in Tipton to Merle L. & Ida-Florence (Pyke) Appleton.  Stephen made his home in Tipton with his aunt and uncle, Herb & Mary (Pyke) Michel.

Stephen had worked at J.M.J. Vending Company, Kasco Manufacturing, Cork Liquors and WSVL radio station as well as radio stations in Plainfield and Frankfort.  He graduated from Tipton High School in 1957 and earned his BS and MS degrees from Butler University where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.

He was a member of First Christian Church in Shelbyville.  Stephen served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves at Bakalar Air Force Base in Columbus, Indiana after receiving his basic military training at Lackland AFB in Texas.

Survivors include one daughter, Shannon Trimnell and husband Scott, Indianapolis and one son, Shane Appleton, Indianapolis, three grandchildren, Andrew Appleton, Zander Appleton and Kyle Trimnell; one step-sister, Jo-Ellen Geary, Lafayette.

Stephen’s funeral will be at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22 at Young-Nichols Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Morningstar presiding.  Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Tipton.  Visitation will be from 12:00 Noon until the time of the service.

Memorial donations in Stephen’s honor may be made to either the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, Illinois, 60674 or the American Cancer Society, 5635 West 96th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46278.

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