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Florence E. Applegate, age 95, of Holland, Ohio died Thursday, November 15, 2012, at Spring Meadows Extended Care of Holland. She was born in Toledo On July 10, 1917, to Elbert and Wilmena (Miller) Wittman and on September 4, 1936, she married Morris Applegate Sr. who preceded her in death on October 3, 2006. Along with her husband, she owned and operated "The Pub" a local tavern in Woodville, Ohio. She was also was employed by Paramount Printing as a Secretary for 10 years. Florence will be missed by all those who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her children, Diann (Richard) Jackson, Stanley Applegate, James (Carolyn) Applegate and Joyce (Harold Nash) Poffenbaugh; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, as well as her daughter-in-law, Sharon Applegate. Florence was preceded in death by her parents, Elbert and Wilmena; husband, Morris Applegate Sr.; son, Morris Applegate Jr.; brothers, Charlie, James and Eddie Wittman, as well as her sisters, Ida Burmeister and Loretta Cromb.
There will be no public visitation, however, funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 19, 2012, at Neville Funeral Home, Southwest Chapel, 7438 Airport Highway in Holland (419-865-8879). Burial will follow in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Contributions may be made in Florence's name to the Spring Meadows Extended Care Center Resident Council. Condolences may be made to the family online at
Published in Toledo Blade on November 18, 2012