Phyllis Jean Apple, 82, of Sturgis, Michigan, passed away at home on July 10, 2020, after a brief battle with cancer.

Phyllis was born on Dec. 20, 1937, to Laurence and Esther Rager. Phyllis attended Ball State University from 1955-1958, graduating with a degree in education. She taught at Knapp Elementary School until her retirement.