Gladys M. Appino, 89 Frontenac died at 6:08 a.m. Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at the Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center.

She was born March 12, 1920 in Englevale, the daughter of Thomas and Pearl (Karns) Dawson.

On June 29, 1941 she was united in marriage to Joseph A. Appino in Olathe, he preceded her in death on June 30, 1992.

Gladys and Joseph were the owners of Appino TV and Radio Service for many years where she worked as the secretary and bookkeeper.

She was a lifetime area resident and was a member of the Frontenac American Legion Ladies Auxiliary #43.

Survivors include a son , Robert J. and wife Susan Appino of Garland, Texas; daughter Sharen and husband Bill Nichols of Round Rock, Texas; sister, Aleen Garrison of Pittsburg; four grandchildren: Austin and Jason Appino of Dallas, Texas, Douglas and his wife Holly Nichols of Wichita, and Christina Nichols of Austin, Texas; five great grandchildren, Jack, Nate, Eli, Antonio and Calvin.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Brother William Dawson, five sisters, Dorothy Pugh, Helen Bean, Jean Volz, Norma Brown and Goldie Morrell.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, September 12, at the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Frontenac with Chaplin Mark Stewart officiating. Burial will follow. Friends are requested to meet at the cemetery for the services. Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday. Friends may also call at the funeral home at their convenience on Friday after 9 a.m. Condolences may be left at

Memorials may be left to the Frontenac American Legion Auxiliary #43. These may be left at or mailed to the funeral home. Services are under the direction of the Friskel Funeral Home 230 E. McKay, P.O. Box 907, Frontenac, KS 66763.