April 10, 1946-June 11, 2012
Dorothy J. Tate, 66, of Delphos, died Monday morning at her residence.
She was born April 10, 1946, in Lima to Dean C. and Bernadine (Harrington) Tate, who preceded her in death.
Survivors include two brothers, Michael (Pamela) Tate, of Waynesfield and James Dean (Rose) Tate of Lima; a sister-in-law, Merril Tate, of Eugene, Ore.; eight nieces and nephews, Kelly Credit, Kevin (Abby) Tate, Erika (Steven) Conaway, Candice Petrotte, Brian (Jennifer) Tate, Michael T. Tate, Jeffrey (Donna) Tate and Tara (David) Zorn; a goddaughter, Jessica Artl; and 14 great-nieces and -nephews and two great-great-nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, William “Bill” Tate; and a nephew, Kirk Tate.
Miss Tate retired in 1999 from Delphos City Schools as a Jefferson High School English and Spanish teacher. Then, she taught at St. John’s High School, where she retired in June. She was a 1964 graduate of Waynesfield High School, where she was the class salutatorian. She received her bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University and her master’s degree from Kent State. She was a member of the Ohio Education Association and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a cancer survivor for more than 20 years.
A celebration of life will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Revs. Jacob Gordon and Melvin Verhoff officiating.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Armentrout Funeral Home in Waynesfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Spanish clubs at St. John’s High School or Jefferson High School.
Condolences may be expressed at: www.armentroutfuneralhome.com