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Earnest Applegarth

April 9, 1926 — December 30, 2013

Earnest A. Applegarth, 87, of Morrowville, KS, passed away Monday, December 30, 2013, at Fairbury, NE. Visitation was Thursday, January 2, Noon to 8 p.m., at Ward Funeral Home in Washington. The family received friends from 5-7 p.m. A funeral service was held at 10 a.m., Friday, January 3, at the Morrowville Christian Church. Rev. Ron Brown officiated. Kathy Roberts played the organ while John Durst and Ed Durst sing “How Great Thou Art”. The congregation sang “Old Rugged Cross” and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”. The pallbearers were Rick Applegarth, Mike Applegarth, Mick Applegarth, Kyle Applegarth, Lucas Applegarth, Chris May and Brian Applegarth. Burial was in the Washington City Cemetery. Earnest was born April 9, 1926, near Washington, KS, son of John and Ruby (Boston) Applegarth. He worked on the family farm and served in the Army during WWII. He was united in marriage to Darlene Mueller. Earnest was a lifelong farmer. Farming and family were his life. He was a member of the Morrowville Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Ray Applegarth, Bill Applegarth and Grace Haak. Survivors include his wife, Darlene; sons, Richard (Phyllis) Applegarth, Washington, and Mike Applegarth, Iowa City, IA; daughter, Linda (Bruce) May, Carbondale; siblings, Elsie Hughs, Mildred Fogle, Edith Love, Dorothy Kershner, Walter Applegarth, Fred Applegarth, Elmer Applegarth, Arva Wenger, Della Goldsberry and Wilma Naylor; six grandchildren, Mick (Jessica) Applegarth, Heather (Brandon) Holt, Brian (Colette) Applegarth, Lucas Applegarth, Kyle (Jessica) Applegarth and Chris (Bradee) May; and eight great-grandchildren, Shawna, Denae, Dominic, Brenna, Wyatt, Kale, Brody and Aubri. A memorial fund has been established and will be designated later. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home, 115 W. 2nd St, Washington, KS 66968 To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Earnest Applegarth, please visit our flower store.


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