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Kathryn Jean Applegate, 100

January 13, 2021

Kathryn Jean Applegate 100, of Lititz, died at 5:40 a.m. on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at her home in Lititz. She was born on June 3, 1920 in Frederickstown, OH to Fleece Buchanan and Elva Blanche James. Following her parents passing, she lived at the National Orphans Home – Junior Order United American Mechanics in Tiffon, OH where she graduated High School in June 1937. She married Richard Applegate on June 27th, 1939 who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by 3 sisters, a brother, and son Philip.

Kathryn had four children: Donna Applegate, Philip Applegate (deceased), Edward Alan Applegate (wife Connie), Kathy Phillips (husband Terry). She had 12 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

Kathryn was a devoted minister’s wife for 36 years serving in the United Methodist Church of the North Indiana Conference. She volunteered as church secretary and was a wonderful mother to her four children.

Kathryn loved to read and take daily walks. She also enjoyed daily mocha Frappes. Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy were her T.V. shows of choice. She enjoyed dogs and cats and had many pets through the years. She loved her grandchildren, and she was known for reading to them in a way only grandma could. She was also an expert at baking pies and making noodles.

Her greatest love and passion in life was the relationship she had with her heavenly Father. Kathryn taught Sunday School, was a prayer warrior, and a spiritual giant. Her greatest desire was to see all her family in heaven one day.

Funeral Services for Kathryn will be held at 10AM, Friday, January 29, 2021 at Highpoint Community Church, 18 Hahnstown Rd., Ephrata, PA 17522. Family and friends will be received at the church from 9AM to 10AM. Interment in will take place at Lisbon Cemetery, Union City, Indiana at 10AM, Monday, February 1, 2021.

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Condolences to the Family

January 29, 2021

I was blessed to know Kathryn through her daughter Donna Applegate at Freedom Fellowship Church in Lady Lake, Florida.   Kathryn was a blessing with her beautiful little smile and hugs.  Prayers for all the family during this time.  She has lit up Heaven already!    Wanda and Jerry Brown

January 29, 2021

Donna and family know that my thoughts are with you today. Was so sórry to hear about your precious Mother. Love and prayers to all. 💕🕊️😇. Lindy Coultas (Donna’s friend)
 

January 18, 2021

We are keeping all of the family in our prayers, especially Kathy and Terry.  We are so sorry for the loss of someone so dear.
Connie and Newman Atkinson

January 15, 2021

She is a beautiful lady! All the family has my deepest sympathy and prayers! Donna’s friend, Dora Casteel

January 15, 2021

She lived a long and beautiful life serving our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We will always remember her sweet spirit. I have many good memories of her. Sweet dreams till we all meet again. Her niece Jan McBride
 

January 15, 2021

Our prayers are with the family.  May the Lord surround you with His peace and love during this difficult time.  
Al and Donna Irwin
 

January 15, 2021

Our sincerest condolences to your family. Praying the peace & comfort of God surpasses all heartache.
Shauna & Juan Delcid

Visitation
Friday, January 29, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Highpoint Community Church
18 Hahnstown Rd.
Ephrata, Pennsylvania 17522
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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18 Hahnstown Rd.
Ephrata, Pennsylvania 17522
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