Thomas E. Applebee Sr., 83, left the physical confines of Mother Earth on April 13, 2013, at Joplin Rehabilitation Center after complications from falling and breaking his hip on March 30, 2013.

He was born on Feb. 20, 1930 in Boone, Iowa, to Harry and Violet (Seidell) Applebee. He lived in Neosho since 1968, retiring from the U.S. Army.

Thomas is survived by four children, Shirley F. Krtek of Carthage, and Larry J, Thomas E Jr., and Jerry M. Applebee, all of Neosho; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Hildegard Hermann; both parents; two sisters; and one brother.

The body was cremated and a private family service will be held.   

Condolences may be mailed to his home address: 12876 Mulberry Rd., Neosho or sent to his email