Obituary – Marian Applegate

Marian Applegate

78, of Libby

Marian Jeanette Applegate, 78, of Libby, passed away at her home on Thursday, July 13, 2017, of natural causes.

She was born August 7, 1938, in Waskish, Minn., to Charles and Erma (Hill) Webster.  Marian married Duane Applegate on Sept. 20, 1958, at the Libby Church of God.  They were blessed with two children, Thomas and Shala.

Over the years, Marian worked for the telephone company, Adkins Grocery, and owned and operated Kootenai Antiques for more than 20 years.

Marian’s favorite things were bowling, antiques, raising flowers, and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She ran the Women’s Bowling Association, of which she was a long-time member, and bowled on many leagues throughout her life.

After years of collecting antiques, she opened her own business, Kootenai Antiques.  She truly enjoyed visiting with her customers and sharing her knowledge.  She and her husband, Duane, would travel to antique shows throughout the northwest.

When her grandkids were born, she loved spoiling them and going to any function they were a part of.

Marian had an infectious personality and enjoyed visiting with anyone.  Many people will remember her from her constant presence at any local yard sale—always looking for a treasure or someone to talk to.

Marian was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Erma Webster; her sister, Charolette Riley; and her brother Robert Webster.

Survivors include her husband Duane of Libby; children Thomas Applegate of Issaquah, Wash., and Shala White of Libby; grandchildren Kayla Friss and Brook Simmons both of Libby; great-grandchildren David Friss, Logan Friss and Daniel Simmons; and a sister, Susan Port.

Services for Marian will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Libby Christian Church.  Arrangements are under the care of Schnackenberg & Nelson Funeral Home & Crematory.  Online condolences and memories may be shared by visiting