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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.

Service Information

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.

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I worked with both Alexis and Joan (JoAnn, as she preferred) for many years at the IRS and always found Joan to be friendly and encouraging. She was proud of her family and seemed to love life. Please accept my sincere condolences on her passing. I hope memories will help you through the rough days ahead. It doesn't get better, but over time it does get a little easier. Take care.

Marti Schuller

We are so sorry for your loss . A Mother is our most precious gift and to loose her is so very heartbreaking ,I can't even think of the pain you are feeling at this time. You have been going through so much lately I know this is so hard on you right now. I wish I could be there to hug you & comfort you my dear friend. We send our thoughts & prayers to you ,Rick & your whole family at this time of loss. Randy & Kristi Woods

Kristi & Randy Woods

For 16 year's she was my Mother in law and you couldn't have asked for a more loving and caring person, she loved her family they were her world. I know she will truly be missed by all. And I knew Tiffany is so happy to be with her Grandma and she will watch over our little angel Prayers for you all. Love Shellie

Shellie Elder Bielawski

Sending prayers of peace and love to the family as you move forward. Mike and Anne, we love you!!

Ashley and Jason Hull

I am so lucky to of had such a wonderful loving lady in my life. I am so blessed that she loved my dad with her whole heart and brought him such happiness, I loved as if she was my own mom, she was always there when I needed advise, she was there when I need to be told I was wrong with some of the choices I made, she shared GREAT recipes (peanut butter cake, and she loved my children Hunter and Taylar, and Grandbaby Madelyn. I love you Joan, and will miss you. ❤️

Lynda Jo Churchill

To my lovely wife Joan, I sit alone with a broken heart tears fill my eyes as they roll down my face. Thank for your endless love that will help me through eachday. And Thank you the memories that will never fade away. Your the women I love. And I will be always prond to be your hunband. And everyday in some small way I well celebraate our life's together as long memories will last you will alway stay in my heart.

Anthony Galate

Joan was my cousin, and the only person I have met who actually remembers my grandfather, Joe Wise. We connected late in life, but that connection meant a lot to me. She was a wonderful person with a great sense of humor and I feel honored to have known her.

Dean & Jean Barton

So sorry to hear about your mother’s passing Janell. You have had a lot on your plate. God give you strength and peace. cherish the memories of your mom her. She will always be near. Xoxo Kathy & David

Kathleen & David Marker

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