Sharron Appleby Obituary

Sharron L. "Bud" Appleby
Sharron "Bud" Appleby

August 24, 1936 - July 11, 2013
Born in Harrison County, MO
Resided in Urbandale, IA
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Sharron L. "Bud" Appleby, 76, passed away Thursday July 11, 2013, at Bickford Cottage Assisted Living in Urbandale, Iowa. He was born August 24, 1936, in Melbourne, Harrison County, Missouri and attended grade school there. His family moved to Trenton, Missouri where he attended high school, graduating in 1954. Following an enlistment with the U. S. Air Force, where he spent most of his time in Hawaii, Bud attended the University of Missouri, at Columbia, and graduated with a BA in Journalism. His journalism career was spent entirely in Iowa, first in Decorah, then Davenport, and finally with the Des Moines Register where he remained from 1969 until 1998 as a reporter and a copy editor.

Bud was preceded in death by his parents, John Ray and Vera Appleby. He is survived by one sister, Shirley M. Schmidt and a nephew, Gregory L. Schmidt, both of Kansas City, Missouri, one uncle, William G. Appleby, Mt. Vernon, Missouri, several cousins and many friends.

Bud was devoted to his pets and was an avid dog lover. With that in mind his family suggests any memorial contributions may be given to the ASPCA, 424 East 92nd Street, New York, NY 10128.

Cremation rites have been accorded. No services have been planned at this time, but fond memories and condolences will be warmly welcomed at




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Des Moines, IA US 50322


424 - E. 92nd St.
New York , NY 10128