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Thate, Loraine Wanita

Thate, Loraine Wanita

October 24, 1930 — April 9, 2020

Loraine W. Thate, 89, Overland Park, KS, passed away April 9, 2020. A private interment will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery. A celebration of Loraine’s life will be held at a future date when circumstances allow.

Loraine and her twin sister, LaRee, were born on October 24, 1930, in Kansas City, MO to Alvina and Albert Wutke (Meinert). She was preceded in death by Elmer Thate, her husband of 64 years, as well her son, Douglas Thate and four siblings.

Loraine was a faithful member of Calvary Lutheran Church for over 70 years and was involved in choir and numerous volunteer activities at the church and Calvary School. Her faithful attendance and enthusiastic participation will be missed.

She was employed in administration at Baptist Medical Center for over 35 years and had continued friendships from that time.   In recent years, she had embraced a move to an independent living community, developing special friendships and enjoying choir, card games, theater, and symphony events.

Family gatherings were very important.   Celebrating holidays together and attending grandchildren’s weddings and great grandchildren’s baptisms and birthdays provided great joy. Her love and commitment to her family will provide cherished memories

Survived by her children Sharon McCray (Dr.Steve), Pene Havens (Greg), Jeff Thate (Linda); ten grandchildren; six great grandchildren, her brother Dr. Eugene Wutke, and in-laws Ted and Dorothy (Thate) Hanske and Priscilla Thate.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Calvary Lutheran Church.

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Loraine W. Thate, 89, Overland Park, KS, passed away April 9, 2020. A private interment will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery. A celebration of Loraine’s life will be held at a future date when circumstances allow. The family suggests memorial contributions to Calvary Lutheran Church.

Thate, Loraine Wanita's Guestbook

Loraine and Elmer were fantastic neighbors. Loraine was always so kind and thoughtful. Mike and I were so glad we moved in next door to such wonderful neighbors. I missed her when she moved and am sorry to hear of her passing. I am so sorry for your loss, Loraine and Elmer were wonderful, caring people.

Susan Pepich

I lived next door to Loraine and Elmer for many years at the Villas of Forest Creek. Both were terrific neighbors and friends. Since her move, Larry and I have really missed seeing the outdoor Christmas nativity that she and Elmer displayed in their yard each December. Loraine was very good about staying in touch with our neighborhood even after her move, and we will really miss spending time with her.

Sue Taylor

My heart goes out to Loraine’s family. I always loved having her for a neighbor at the Villa's. Loraine was always such a delight and such a kind caring person she will be missed.

Toni Wilton

I've prayed for Loraine since hearing about her hospitalization a couple weeks ago, praying for comfort - and what a comfort to be welcomed to His kingdom it must be. Selfishly, I already greatly miss seeing my friend at Calvary, we were blessed to have had her.

Brenna Talley

Loraine and Elmer Thate were good neighbors. We offer or sympathy to the family. She was an active member of the Villas of Forest Creek until she relocated to a Care Facility. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Allen & Linda Peyton

I was a neighbor of the Thate’s. They were great folks. My prayers go out to her and her family

Pat Byrne

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