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Opal W. Tate
(June 11, 1914 - October 4, 2011)

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Opal W. Tate, 97, of Frankfort, Kansas died Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at the Frankfort Community Care Home.

A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 7, at the United Methodist Church in Frankfort. The Rev. Norma Jeane Miller officiated. Jane Sedlacek was the organist.

The pallbearers were Jason Hill, Jeff Hill, Kevin Thomas, Max Vahsholtz, Marty Kerr and Randy Phillippi.

The honorary pallbearers were Marvin Thomas and Lewis Hillard.

Burial was in the Seneca City Cemetery, Seneca, KS.

Opal was born on June 11, 1914 on a farm northwest of Axtell, KS, the daughter of Harvey Elsworth and Daisy Maude (Walter) Phillippi. She attended country school and then grade and high school in Axtell.

On December 19, 1934, she married Orval S. Tate at Seneca, KS. They moved west of Summerfield, KS, and later moved back northwest of Axtell and helped her father farm when he bacame ill. After the death of her father, Orval and Opal moved to a farm near Frankfort where they started farming. In 1973 they retired to Frankfort.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Orval on November 12, 1988; daughter, Vera Mae Wrosch on April 30, 1996; three brothers, Harold, Forest and Bernie Phillippi; and one sister, Wilma Miller.

Survivors include her son-in-law, Gary Wrosch, McClouth, KS; two grandchildren, Wayne Wrosch and Alicia Kerr; two great-grandchildren, Colton and Mackenzie Kerr; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions will be designated later and can be sent in care of Padden Funeral Chapel in Frankfort.

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