Obituary of Marjorie Tate

Marjorie Elinor Tate, age 92, a former resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, and more recently of Rockaway Beach, Missouri, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019, at her home in Rockaway Beach.

She was born October 29, 1926, in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Forrest Bobbitt and Matilda Jane Mapes Bobbitt.

She married Marvin E. Tate on April 5, 1946, at the Mt. Zion Bible School in Ava, Missouri.  Marjorie was a devoted wife and mother.  She did bookkeeping for her husband’s carpentry and antique businesses.

She faithfully attended the Parkway Church of God (Holiness) where she served for many years as a Sunday School teacher.  She was a long-time supporter of Ft. Scott Christian Heights and the youth activities of her church.  After moving to Rockaway Beach, she attended church at the Bridge of Faith Community Church where she volunteered with the church thrift store.

Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Martinez and husband, Juan, of Eagle Pass, Texas and Jane Peck and husband, Daryl, of Rockaway Beach, Missouri and her son, Kelly Tate and wife, Jan, of Ft. Scott, Kansas.  Also surviving are fifteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.

 Her husband, Marvin, preceded her in death on June 17, 2010.  She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter.

Pastor Jonathan McGuire and Rev. Eric Going will conduct funeral services at 2:00 P.M. Monday, May 6th at the Parkway Church of God (Holiness).

  Private burial will take place in the U. S. National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Sunday evening at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Memorials are suggested to the Bridge of Faith Church or Central Mission of Faith and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

One thought on “Obituary of Marjorie Tate”

  1. We were so very blessed to get to know her this last year. A delightful woman who loved and served the Lord faithfully.

    Her smile and kindness will be missed.

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