Sharon Gail Applegate Pell 75 passed away at home on November 27, 2023 after a courageous year long battle with cancer. Born to Earl Asher and Marion Grace Fielder Applegate February 16, 1948, she was a lifelong resident of Toms River, NJ, where she graduated from Toms River High School and Ann May School of Nursing. Before retiring, she worked as an RN at Community Medical Center for many years.
A woman of many talents, she was a gifted pianist, a skilled seamstress, who created beautiful wedding gowns and historically accurate costumes. She was a wonderful cook, avid gardener and creative soul. When she wasn't caring for her patients she was building a playhouse for her youngest child, a beautiful pond and waterfall in her front yard or restoring and recovering antique furniture.
She is survived by her children, daughter Melanie Kloppenborg and her husband David of Miller, MO, son Gordon Clayton of Brick, NJ, daughter Meghan Pell and her fiancee James Woltman of Toms River, NJ, three stepsons David, Micheal and Brian Pell of NC, and 2 grandchildren Andrew Hoxworth of Crane, MO and Sarah Hoxworth of Miller, MO. She was preceeded in death by her husband James Pell and her brother Earl Applegate. She will be greatly missed by her many family and friends.