Loren "Gene" Applegate

(November 11th, 1938 - February 3rd, 2016)

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Loren Eugene Applegate, age 77, of Chadwick, Missouri passed away Wednesday morning, February 3, 2016 in Mercy Hospital. He was born November 9, 1938 in Yakima, Washington the son of Don and Lula (Roberts) Applegate. On October 13, 1956 he was united in marriage to Mary June Ewing. Gene was a longtime resident of Christian County and well-known for his work ethics. He was a hard working family man and continual supporter of others. Gene sold the Phillips 66 Service Station of Chadwick in 1970 and was skilled as a very talented mechanic. He also worked several construction jobs and retired from Journagan Construction Company. For fun, Gene enjoyed off-road jeep rides at Swan Creek and deer hunting with his family on the Hursh farm. Gene is survived by his wife Mary June, two sons Michael Eugene Applegate and Kirk Douglas Applegate; a daughter Cynthia Conrad; six grandchildren Caleb, Ashley, Emily, and Cole Applegate, Codie Secrest and Tanner Conrad; two great-grandchildren Josie Secrest and Bailee Applegate; brother Kenneth Applegate, other caring relatives and many good friends. Gene was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Bonnie Payne. Graveside funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, February 6, 2016 in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday evening 6-8:00P.M. in Barnes Family Funeral Home Ozark. Online condolences may be shared at  

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