Audrey S. Appleton

January 6, 2022


On January 6, 2022, Audrey S. Appleton, passed away peacefully after a long illness.

She was predeceased by her husband, John Appleton and her parents, William and Romaine Shelly. Audrey is survived by her two daughters, Lorraine Chambers (Mike) and Diane Sparks (Keith), along with six grandchildren, six great grandchildren and one due in April, and her brothers, Walter Shelly of Texas, and Ronnie Shelly of Wilmington, DE.

Audrey grew up in Wilmington as one of thirteen children.  She was a graduate of P.S.DuPont High School and worked various jobs at companies such as DuPont and Diamond, Ice & Coal. She married John Appleton and enjoyed a happy marriage for almost 60 years.

Audrey, a homemaker, was a loving mother and grandmother. She loved cooking and caring for her family, especially for her grandchildren. She enjoyed many wonderful summer vacations in Ocean City, Maryland and other vacations at her beach home in Pot Nets.

A private graveside service will be held  Wednesday, January 12, 2022.

Donations in Audrey’s memory can be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

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