Saturday, September 8, 2007

Lyle A. Pate, 80, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, in his home.

He was born May 6, 1927, in Dodge City, Kan., the son of Warfield Poindexter and Marguerite (Holcomb) Pate. On March 27, 1948, he was united in marriage to Nola Ferne Prather, who preceded him in death on March 10, 1996. He was also preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Judy and Nancy and brothers and sisters.

Survivors include: three sons, Gary Pate and his wife, Opal, of Cassville, Monty Pate of Hugoton, Kan., and Danny Pate, of Cassville; two daughters, Linda Pate, of Cassville and Karen Munson and her husband, Steve, of Moscow, Kan.; two sisters, Linda Lauderdale, of Security, Colo., and Gloria Lyon, of Moore, Okla.; five grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

He received his education in Kansas. During World War II he served in the United States Army, serving from July 21, 1945, until Jan. 22, 1947. For several years he was employed as a heavy equipment operator for Northern Natural Gas Company in Kansas. In 1976 he moved to Cassville to make his home. He was a member of the America Legion.

Graveside services with military honors were held Tuesday, at Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Pastor Robert Day conducted the services.

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