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Velma  L.  Applegarth
     Velma L. Applegarth, 80, of Cozad passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 at Cozad. She was born May 24, 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 “Bob” Applegarth on June 1, 1952 in North Platte.
     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 of Cozad; daughters, Cheryl (Jim) Westman of Cozad and Glenda (Gary) Bera of Springfield, Neb.; 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 at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad. Burial was at the Cozad Cemetery. Berryman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
First published in The North Platte Bulletin print edition on 11/13/2013
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