Patricia "Pat" (Hennis) Applegate, 89, of Avon and formerly of Attica, passed away at her home in Avon, on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013.
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Pat was born on Feb. 24, 1924, the second of three daughters of the late Gail M. and Ilo (Hutton) Hennis of Clinton. Pat graduated from Clinton High School in 1941 then enrolled in a special program at Purdue University where she earned a Bachelors of Science degree from the School of Liberal Arts.
After college, she taught math and history at both Attica and Clinton High Schools. In 1950, she married the late Robert Applegate of Attica with whom she worked in the family business and raised three children.
Pat was a Girl Scout leader, taught Sunday school and was a member of the Tri Kappa Sorority. Pat was also a member of the Attica First United Methodist Church during her years in Attica; and the Desert Mission United Methodist Church during her retirement in Carefree, Arizona. She was an avid bridge player but most of all enjoyed spending time with her family.
Pat leaves behind her three children, Sue A. (San Vriens) Applegate, Greenville, S.C.; William G. (Lucy Wang) Applegate, Attica; and Jane E. (Bill) Lee, Avon; five grandchildren, Ilo and John Applegate; Elizabeth and Zach Lee; Amy (Brandon) Miller and two great-grandchildren, Brandon and Taylor Miller. She is also survived by her sister, Dorothy (Bob) Knepper, Madison, Wisc. She was preceded in death by her sister, Dr. Gail Hennis.
Friends may call at the Maus Funeral Home, Attica, on Saturday, Dec. 21 from noon until service time at 2 p.m. with Pastor Janet Luchs officiating. Burial will follow in the Riverside Cemetery, Attica. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donation be made to "Love for the Lees," a cause close to their hearts that helps support the Peter and Amy Lee family and their newborn baby Maggie, a current patient at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Donations may be made at www.youcaring.com; search for "Love for the Lees," or at www.youcaring.com/maggielee.
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Published in Review Republican from Dec. 20, 2013 to Jan. 19, 2014