Galate, Joan Irene
Galate, Joan Irene
May 13, 1938 — July 19, 2019
Joan Irene Galate, 81, of Grain Valley, was born May 13,1938, in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of Chester Arthur Wise Sr. and Daisy Dean(Davis) Wise. She departed this life, Friday, July 19, 2019, at the Kansas City Hospice House (South) under the wonderful care of an amazing staff of nurses and caregivers.
Joan attended North Kansas City High School and went on to become a 1956 Stockton High School graduate with honors. She was crowned homecoming queen for her beauty, charm, and infectious personality. She was a member of the Future Nurses of America, Vice President of Future Homemakers of America, Young Teens, Glee Club, Mixed Chorus, A Capella Choir, and Pep Squad.
On December 6, 1956, she was united in marriage to Raymond S. Elder II in Miami, Oklahoma. After Nineteen years of marriage and four children (Alexis. Raymond, Joel and Janell) they decided to go separate ways.
On March 4, 1977, she was united in marriage to Anthony Salvatore Galate in Kansas City, Missouri. They have one child together (Michael).
Joan was preceded in death by her parents, Daisy Dean (Davis) and Chester Arthur Wise Sr., a Granddaughter, Tiffany Ann Elder, and a great granddaughter, Abigail Rose Bowlin, along with her twelve Brothers and Sisters. She is the last of a total of Thirteen Children.
She is survived by her loving husband, Anthony Salvatore Galate. Her three sons, Raymond Elder of Bradenton, Florida, Joel Elder of Kansas City, and Michael (Anne)Galate of Independence. Two Daughters, Alexis (Tim) Davis of Lee’s Summit, and Janell (Rick) Dickerson of Martin City. One Step-daughter Lynda Jo (Keith) Churchill of Kingsville; fifteen Grandchildren, Fourteen Great Grandchildren, other relatives; and a host of many friends.
Joan was employed as a tax examiner for the Internal Revenue Service retiring in 2004. During her years there she achieved several awards for her dedication to her work. She and her husband Tony enjoyed spending time with family, playing cards, going to the lake, fishing, swimming, bowling and making wonderful meals for gathering together the whole family on holidays and special occasions. She took up the hobby of knitting after retirement. She was so talented making many beautiful Crocheted blankets for new babies and for all her children and siblings. She then discovered the Cooking channels on Television. She loved to watch Valerie’s Home Cooking and the Pioneer Woman. She was an amazing cook. She was always trying out a new recipe for her and Tony to enjoy. Her greatest enjoyment in her life was loving, caring and spending time with her family.
Visitation will be 6-8PM, Thursday, July 25 with funeral services at 10AM, Friday, July 26, both at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd.; burial in Green Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to: Kansas City Hospice Foundation, 1500 Meadow Lake Parkway, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64114.
Visitation will be 6-8PM, Thursday, July 25 with funeral services at 10AM, Friday, July 26, both at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd.; burial in Green Lawn Cemetery.