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Shirley M. Applegate

February 5, 1933 ~ October 29, 2017 (age 84)

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Shirley M. Applegate, 84 years of age, passed away Sunday October 29, 2017 at Ahuja Medical Center following a brief illness. Born in Niagara Falls, Canada on February 5, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Kate (Legg) Dennis.Living in  Aurora the past 20 years, she formerly was a longtime resident of both the Solon and Bedford areas. Shirley had been employed in the Payroll and Accounting Department of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History from where she retired after 25 years of service. She enjoyed reading and gardening in her spare time, and was a true lover of all animals. She was a member of the Bedford United Methodist Church. In 1954, she married her beloved husband Donald W. Applegate who preceded her in death on April 12, 2008. Shirley is survived by her devoted children Steven Applegate of Virginia, Brian Applegate of Maple Hts., Scott Applegate of Columbus and Deborah (David) Houston of Bluffton, Ohio; her dear brother Lee (Nadine) Dennis of Pennsylvania; loving grandchildren Chris (Erin) Houston, Rebecca (Michael) Campbell, Kelly Applegate, Sean (Bridgett) Bergeron, Jeanette (Brian) Enriquez, Ben (Shannon) Applegate, Katie Applegate, Daniel (Brittany) Applegate and Nathan Applegate; and great-grandchildren Rachael and Abigail Campbell, Brianna, Angela, Lisa, Ariana, and Joshua Applegate, Liam and Kahlan Enriquez, Abigail Barker and Cecelia Enriquez. No calling hours or services. Cremation has taken place.In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Portage County APL or The Salvation Army. Arrangements are by the Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory Service in Mantua where condolences and memories may be shared at

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