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Mr. John Peter Apton, age 81, of Clever, Missouri, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018 in Sonshine Manor, Republic, Missouri. He was born on April 15, 1937 in Brockport, New York, the son of Vincent and Anna (Apanavice) Apton.

John was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving his country for seven years.

John and Jeanette were married for 24 years. Much time was spent together gardening, canning, antique hunting, and square dancing. John wanted their names etched in stone together, so they had combined their tax refunds to purchase a stone bench, and placed it in the Springfield Botanical Garden. The bench has their name and wedding date etched in it.

An inurnment will take place at a later date in the Fayetteville National Cemetery, Fayetteville, Arkansas, with military honors. Per John’s request, contributions may be made to the Least of These Food Pantry, 1720 James River Road, Ozark, MO 65721.

Local arrangements were entrusted to Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, Missouri. Family and friends may share online condolences on this website, at

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