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CELIA APPLEGATE SAYLES Celia Applegate Sayles died October 11, 2013. She was born on Clay Ave. in Toledo, Ohio in 1926 and grew up in the local schools. At 17 she went to Toledo University and then on to University of Michigan to graduate with a degree in Biology. She married William H. Sayles in 1947 and they lived in Detroit for a time. They came to Florida in 1960 where she received a masters degree in education from Stetson University in De Land. She was a lifetime master teacher who helped thousands of children in Volusia and St. Lucie counties. She spent her life teaching children - her own (Dr. William A. Sayles of Louisburg, NC, E. Marie Sayles of Key Largo, FL, Carol Sayles Anderson of Carolina Beach, NC and Cecelia Harvey Sayles Clark of Ft. Pierce.) After retirement she continued her work with children through the foster care program. She was a world traveler, visiting South America, Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and Europe. When a terrible accident limited her travel, she continued to support the causes of women and children in personal ways and through the Dominican Sisters work with the elderly nuns and in Haiti. She will be remembered with love by her children and the students that she so passionately cared for over the years. And by her great dog, Sarah, who has been by her side throughout. In lieu of a service and flowers, she requested that you have a cup of coffee and spend some time with someone that you love. Donations to the Adrian Dominican Sisters of Adrian, Ohio in her name would be appreciated.
Published in the TC Palm on Oct. 16, 2013