Mary Esther Applegate, 71, passed away on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at Alive Hospice Residence in Nashville, TN. She was born on September 14, 1943, in Tonasket, Wash., daughter of the late Amos and Mary (Beale) Teas.
Esther grew up in Chesaw, Wash. and graduated from Concordia High School. She later moved to Valparaiso, Ind. to attend Valparaiso University, where she studied to be a deaconess; she spent the rest of her life in the Midwest.
Esther was an avid gardener and talented quilter, who will be remembered for her dedication to pursuing her faith. She was a member of Christian Roots Assembly Home Fellowship Group of Williamsport, Ind.
Esther was preceded in death by four brothers, John, Robert, Tom, and Roy Teas.
She is survived by her husband, Ron Applegate of Covington, Ind.; two brothers, Frank Teas of Spokane, Wash. and Herb Teas of East Wenatchee, Wash.; five children, Andrew Selking of Columbia, South Carolina, Rachel Selking of Lake Geneva, Wisc., John Selking of Roundrock, Texas, Hannah ltzin of Nashville, Tenn. and Joel Selking of Chicago, Ill.; eight grandchildren, Alison, Nathan, Ryan, Ethan, Robyn, Evangeline, Magdalene, and Joseph and one great-grandchild, Elizabeth.