Marian I. Applegate, 93, of 192 Buck St., Clarkstown, died unexpectedly Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Muncy Valley Hospital.
Born Oct. 4, 1919, in Clarkstown, she was a daughter of the late Hurley A. and Hazel D. (Michael) Temple. On April 13, 1940, she married John William Applegate, who preceded her in death on Nov. 9, 1984. Together they celebrated 44 years of marriage.
Marian attended Muncy High School.
She worked at the former Weldon's Pajama Factory, Muncy, the former Ray's Tavern, now Hull's Landing, Muncy, Lowes Great Value, Clarkstown, and in the cafeteria at the Ward L. Myers Elementary School, Muncy.
Marian was a 93-year member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Clarkstown, which spiritually guided seven generations of her family. She was a member of the Ladies Aid Society and a former Sunday school teacher. Marian loved baking her famous sour cream cookies for the church auction which once sold for over 100 dollars per plate.
Family was most important to Marian and she spent her years nurturing and caring for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also dedicated her time to the community as the unofficial mayor of Clarkstown. Marian was a member of the Muncy Creek Twp. Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary and each year she and her friend Erma Schick would bake over 100 pies to donate to the carnival. A 10-year survivor of cancer, she enjoyed participating in Relay for Life.
Surviving are two daughters and one son-in-law, Carolyn L. Arthur, of Clarkstown and Joyce M. and Bob Braucht, of Jersey Shore; three grandchildren, Debra L. Gardner, Todd M. Arthur and Kristen A. Boring; seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by one brother, Carl D. Temple, who died Oct. 10, 1960.
Friends will be received from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2013, at Messiah Lutheran Church, 2041 St. Rte. 442 Highway, Clarkstown.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 6, at the church. Officiating will be her pastor, the Rev. Beverly D. Cotner, assisted by the Rev. Dr. Kerry Aucker, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church, Jersey Shore.
Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family in Muncy Cemetery.
The family welcomes flowers, however; if desired contributions in Marian's name may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church, 2041 St. Rte. 442 Highway, Muncy, PA 17756.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.grenoblefuneralhome.com.