She was born Jan. 9, 1962 in Topeka, the second of four children to Dr. Francis R. and Haven (Moore) Applegate.
She was a graduate of Hays High School and obtained her nursing license from North Central Kansas Technical College in September 1999.
In the years prior to her death, Kirsten enjoyed spending her time gardening at her parents’ home, especially bringing fresh-cut flowers to her mother, caring for others and rescuing animals. She also enjoyed spending time with her granddaughter, Addison. She will be remembered most for her caring attitude and big heart.
Survivors include her parents; Francis and Haven Applegate of Hays; two brothers Darin Applegate of Salina and Troy Applegate and wife Connie of Gunter, Texas; a sister Noelle Applegate-Fox of Frisco, Texas; three children Kalee Shea Daily of Dallas, Courtney Noelle Karlin and husband Trent of Hays, and Koby Francis Daily of Olathe; a granddaughter Addison Karlin of Hays; a granddog Gotti; and nieces Alexandra and Ashley Applegate and Brooke and Sadie Fox.
The Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine St., with Pastor Brant Rice officiating. Private family inurnment will be in the Fort Hays Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested in Kirsten’s memory to the Humane Society of the High Plains or to Options Housing, in care of the funeral home. Condolences and memories of Kirsten may be left for the family at www.haysmemorial.com.