Joan Beverly Applegate, age 86, died on Monday, Aug. 18, 2008, at Jenner's Pond Willowtree Hospice, West Grove, Pa.Joannie was born on Aug. 4, 1922, in Fremont, Neb., to the late Otto and Gladys Schlicker, her wonderful parents. She was a beloved mother, great-grandmother, grandmother, sister, aunt and dear friend to scores of people.
Joannie loved the ocean, garden, tennis, traveling, cooking, crafts, volunteering, bridge, entertaining, music, Broadway, her poodles, and most of all, her family. JoannieMom, as she became known to all, is survived by her husband Frank in 62 years of marriage, her two sons, Christopher George and his spouse Eugenie of Arlington, Va. and Jeffrey Michael of New York City; her grandchildren, Lisa Merrie and her husband Douglas Blunck of Great Falls, Va., Brian Christopher of Englewood, Fla., Christopher Colin, Jeffrey Austen; and one great grandchild, Max Christopher.
Funeral services will be held at the Episcopal Church of the Advent, 401 North Union Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348 on Saturday, Sept. 13 at 4 p.m., Reverend Dave Thomas officiating. All friends are welcome. A private reception is immediately following the funeral service at the Kennett Square Golf and Country Club.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine, 100 North Charles Street, Suite 331A, Baltimore, MD 21201.