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OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

Warren Glen Applebee

1938 - 2021

Cawker City, KS

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The world has lost its kindest soul.

Warren Glen Applebee, born August 14, 1938 in Jewel, Kansas went home to be with his Lord April 7, 2021 in the comfort of his home in Cawker City, Kansas, after fighting a long battle with cancer.  Upon Warren’s departure from Earth, he was reunited with his parents, Edward and Phoebe, his wife, Mary, his beloved daughter, Sheila Applebee-Duke, his brothers, Ross, Red (Owen), Slim/Diz (Otis), Joy (Ed), Lee and sisters, Sis (Wanda) and Gay.

Warren was known as many things; a veteran, a retired local business owner, an avid fisher, hunter, and outdoorsman, home chef master, but above all else, Warren was known as the ultimate family man.  He was the devoted husband, a loving father, the best grandad, a great grandad to his four great grandchildren, the favorite uncle to countless nieces and nephews, a dependable brother, and a dear friend to many.  Despite the many achievements Warren had throughout his life, he believed his family was his biggest accomplishment and the one of which he most proud.  Warren has kept his very large and blended family connected over the past couple of decades, as the host of many family reunions.  Warren also curated and published an ancestry book for his family and shared a copy with each member, as a keepsake to hold on to.  To him, nothing was more important than family.  He was always cheering someone on to their next success, teaching a valuable lesson, and making sure that his family always remained close.  Warren was his family’s rock, their sounding board, and the one they all ran to for advice, as he truly was the wisest man. 

Warren is missed, loved, and forever remembered by his son Brian Applebee, Sr. and daughter-in-law, Janette, his grandchildren Allison and Bethany Duke, Brian Applebee, Jr. and Kirsten Applebee, his brother Vachel Applebee, his great grandchildren Madison Clark, Aurora and Lexin Meade and William Applebee, dozens of nieces and nephews, and countless friends. His legacy lives on in each of his family members.  Each of them emulating a special part of him.  Warren’s family will continue his tradition and host family reunions and will be a source of support for each other, as he would want it to be.  Warren’s wish was to not have a traditional service, but instead a celebration of life in the form of a family reunion.  He will be honored and celebrated this summer by his family and his spirit will live on every day through each of them.

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