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Bertha Agnes Bradley Applegate, 85

Bertha Agnes Bradley Applegate, 85

Bertha Agnes Bradley Applegate, age 85 of Horse Shoe, died Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 at Park Ridge Hospital. She was born October 6th, 1932 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey; the daughter of the late Melvin and Dolorita Feggeler Bradley Pierce. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Robert E. Applegate, Sr. in 2009.

She moved to North Carolina from Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey in 2011 along with her daughter. She was a loving and devoted wife and mother and an avid musician and organist.

She is survived by her two daughters, Karen Parks of Horse Shoe and Carol Ann Applegate of Hendersonville; one son, Robert E. Applegate, Jr. of Hendersonville; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Shirley Ireland of Wall, NJ.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 4th, 2018 at Thos. Shepherd’s Church Street Chapel officiated by the Reverend Dr. David Cook.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations in Bertha’s memory be directed to the Blue Ridge Humane Society, 14 Town Place Drive #130, Hendersonville, NC 28792.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of the arrangements.