Mary Ruth Applegate, 91, formerly of Milford died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010 in Downers Grove, Ill. She was born in Decatur, Ill.
Applegate moved to Cincinnati in 1948 after marrying her husband George B. Applegate. She was a secretary for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and a tax examiner for the U.S. Government. In retirement she earned several years of college credit studying English at the College of DuPage. She was an officer of the AARP and volunteered at Little Friends.
Applegate was preceded in death by her husband of 27 years George B. Applegate in 1975.
She is survived by her children Linda (Terrance) McGovern, of Downers Grove, Ill., and George T. Applegate, of Santa Monica, Calif., and her sons-in-law Terrance McGovern, and Robert Bracken.
Graveside services 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 in Greenlawn Cemetery, Milford. Evans Funeral Home is serving the family.
Memorials may be sent to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church-St. Jude Research Hospital.