Graveside inurnment for Mary Evelyn Tate, 82, Lawrence, will be 2 pm, Friday, at Washington Creek Cemetery.
She died Sunday, November 12, 2017, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Mary was born April 11, 1935, in Lone Star, KS, the daughter of Fred C. and Cora B. Hoover Flory. She graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1953.
She was a lifelong member of the Lone Star Church of the Brethren. Mary enjoyed knitting and crocheting. She belonged to a knitting group for over 50 Years. Mary was a true fan of KU Basketball. She enjoyed visiting with her cousins at their monthly lunch.
Mary married her husband of 64 years, Lanny R. Tate on October 4, 1953, he survives of the home.
Other survivors include their children Steven Tate(Susan), Silver Lake, KS, Susan Turner, Lawrence, Dawn Tate(Terri Jacobson, Caregiver), Lawrence; grandchildren Demetria White (Warren), Eudora, KS, Megan Whitney (James), Pittsburg, KS, Pete Turner (Rachel) Lenexa, KS, Lauren Tate (Bill), Kansas City, MO, Elijah Turner, Lawrence, KS; Great grandchildren, Maliya White, Zoey White, Audrey Whitney; Flory sisters, Irene Williams, Jacksonville, FL, Belle Nelson, St. Augustine, FL, Lucille Batson (Jim) McPherson, KS.
Mary is preceded in death by her parents, and siblings Francis Flory, Lucinda Rose Flory, Ben Flory, Lois Hanna, and Virgil Flory.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Living Opportunities (CLO), sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be made at rumsey-yost.com