Katherine J. Tate Profile Photo
1929 Katherine 2024

Katherine J. Tate

December 23, 1929 — February 23, 2024

Fontana, Kansas

 Katherine J. Tate   1929-2024 


Katherine was born to Gladys and Jacob Schuur in 1929. She grew up in Fulda, Minnesota and shared her life with 11 siblings.  She and Gerald L. Goettig were married and became the parents to Linda and Gerry. Gerald passed in a truck accident. Kay met Charles Tate and they became parents to Pat, Bob, Gilbert and Rhonda.  All the kids got along very well and blended beautifully as a large family. 


Kay worked at Puritan Bennett in Lenexa, Kansas. She took early retirement and became a full-time babysitter in Spring Hill. After Charles passed in 1991, Kay continued to babysit caring for hundreds of little ones and creating a special bond with each one.  She left Spring Hill and moved to Garnett where she found other parents who needed a sitter. She was also a gardener who loved her flowers. 


She later moved to Linda’s home away from the city, spending her last few years with fewer worries. Her health began to fail a few years ago. Mom, Grandma Kay, Sister, Great Grandma and Great Great Grandma… she was loved very dearly and will be missed. She has been welcomed by Jesus and her family who awaited her. 

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Katherine J. Tate, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside Service

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 117

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree