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Gordon Appleby

Gordon B. Appleby, 88, died Thursday at Green Acres Nursing Center in Oklahoma City, Okla., after several years of kidney disease.

He was born Jan. 21, 1924, to Clyde L. and Edna (Bragunier) Appleby in Peabody, where he grew up and graduated from Peabody High School. He operated Gordon’s TV & Appliance from 1959 to 1999 in Oklahoma City.

He married Virginia Hankey on Nov. 22, 1944; they later divorced. He then married Betty Ekblad in 1976; she preceded him in death in 1996.

He is survived by two children, Gregory B. Appleby and Gail Lynn Ripley, both of Edmond, Okla.; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A funeral was Tuesday in Oklahoma City. A graveside service was to be at 2 p.m. today at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Peabody.

Last modified Aug. 8, 2012

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