Obituary Gertrude Bankes Applegate
Gertrude Applegate Gertrude Helen (Bankes) Applegate, Applegate, 79, of 107 Tamaqua St., Audenried, died Friday morning at Hazleton General Hospital. Born in West Hazleton, Nov. 20, 1912, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Ruth (Boyle) Bankes. She left Hazleton in 1929, spent 30 years in San Diego, Calif., and returned to the Hazleton area in 1977. She was a graduate of West Hazleton High School, had attended attended practical nursing school and had been employed as an licensed practical nurse while living living in San Diego. She was of the Protestant faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Jinna Conrad, and a brother, George. Surviving are her husband, George; three sisters, Florence McGary, Geraldine Mish, and Alice Ludy, all of Norwalk, Conn., and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at the family's Sugarloaf ranch June 13 at 3 p.m. The Rev. David T. Bailey, pastor of Welsh Congregational Church, Hazle Village, will conduct the service. Arrangements are under the direction direction of the Krapf & Hughes Funeral Home Inc. of Hazleton.