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Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
  • Obituary: Alberta Joan (Kessinger) Applegate, 77, Wellington

  • Alberta Joan (Kessinger) Applegate,
    77, Wellington
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  • Alberta Joan (Kessinger) Applegate,
    77, Wellington
    Alberta Joan (Kessinger) Applegate, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, died Saturday, September 7, 2013 at her residence in Wellington, Kansas at the age of 77.
    Alberta was born the daughter of Jesse and Grace (Johnson) Kessinger on Wednesday, October 23, 1935 in Wellington, Kansas.
    On June 26, 1955, Alberta and Bruce E. "Jim" Applegate were united in marriage in Wellington, Kansas. Together they celebrated 58 years of marriage.
    Alberta worked for several years at the Clearwater Nursing Home; but, was ever present to help ensure that life on the family farm went to plan.
    Survivors include her husband, Bruce Applegate of Wellington, Kansas, son, Donnie Applegate of Wellington, Kansas, daughter, Connie Stonehocker of Wellington, Kansas, grandsons: Taylor Applegate of Manhattan, Kansas, Trevor Stonehocker of Wellington, Kansas, brother, Howard Kessinger and his wife Sharon of Marysville, Kansas, sister-in-law, Dorene Applegate of Wellington, Kansas, brother-in-law, Beryle Tolbert of Wichita, Kansas along with numerous nieces and nephews.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Ed Kessinger and sister, Bernice Tolbert.
    A memorial service for Alberta will be at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 11, 2013 in the chapel of Day Funeral Home & Crematory, 1030 Mission Road, Wellington, Kansas.
    Memorials have been established in her loving memory with Caring Voice Coalition, Inc., 8249 Meadowbridge Road, Mechanicsville, Virginia 23116. Contributions can be mailed or left with the funeral home.
    To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.
    Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington, Kansas.

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