Cozad Resident: Velma L. Applegarth, age 80 (1933-2013)

Velma L. Applegarth, 80, of Cozad, Nebraska, died November 6th, 2013, at Cozad.

She was born May 24th, 1933, in McPherson County to Glenn Owen and Florence (Haddock) Newberry.

Velma graduated from McPherson County High School in 1952 and later was united in marriage to Robert Applegarth on June 1st, 1952, in North Platte, Nebraska. They moved to Cozad in 1968, where she was employed at Monroe Auto for over 27 years.

Velma dearly loved her flowers and gardening. She was a member of the Cozad United Methodist Church in Cozad.

Survivors include her husband Robert “Bob” Applegarth of Cozad, two daughters; Cheryl (Jim) Westman of Cozad and Glenda (Gary) Bera of Springfield, Nebraska; son Bill (Doris) Applegarth of Cozad; six grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and many other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant son and a grandson, Shannon Williamson.

Services were held Saturday, November 9th, 2013, at Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad.

Burial was in the Cozad Cemetery.

A memorial has been established in her memory.

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