Peggy L. Appleton-Martin died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 at Bethany Home in Lindsborg.

She was born April 18, 1938 in Clay Center to Charles H. and Lula A. (Whitaker) Appleton.

Peggy was raised in Green, Kansas and later moved to Clay Center. She lived in Wichita, California and Louisiana. She returned to Kansas and settled in McPherson. Peggy worked in the medical field before retiring.

She was a former member of Green United Methodist Church.

Peggy loved to garage sale, make floral arrangements and go shopping.

She was preceded in death by her parents Charlie and Lula Appleton, brothers, Rev. Gary Appleton, Donald K. Appleton, sister Carmie Duffy and a nephew Mark Appleton.

She is survived by son Michael (Terri) Wichman, Alvin, Texas; son Donald (Sandy) Wichman, Wichita; daughter Julie (James) Nelson, McPherson; 9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; and sisters-in-law Ann Appleton and Dreda Appleton.

A private graveside service took place Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. Memorials may be made to Bethany Home and can be sent in care of the funeral home, 918 7th St., Clay Center, KS. Online condolences may be made at