Patricia Folgate, 79, Ridgeway, passed away Dec. 31, 2019, at a Cameron nursing home.
She was born July 27, 1940, in Harrison County, the fourth child of Loren DeLain and Mary I. (Hendren) Landes and joined her siblings, Nolan D., Ruth Elaine and Deloris Mae Landes. It was the night a tornado took the front pillars off of the house and the trees down in the yard, but the doctor was able to get to the home in time for her delivery. She attended Fairview Country School for 2½ years, then moved to Bethany school district and graduated from there in the spring of 1958.
In September of 1958, Pat became Mrs. Carl Folgate. Carl and Pat lived in St. Joseph for the first year of their marriage. Pat worked as a filing clerk while living there. In January 1960, they were given the opportunity to try their luck at farming so they moved to their current location east of Bethany, the farm where she grew to love as a child. (She had kissed the house “good bye” at the age of five when her family moved to Bethany for a year.)
Pat gave birth to their first son, Douglas, on March 30, 1960, and another son, Michael, on Aug. 3, 1962. The family was finally completed when a daughter, Shellie, joined them on March 29, 1970.
Pat loved the farm life and was busy with her yard and garden but also helped milk cows and feed calves for 16 years when they had a grade A dairy.
Pat received Christ as her Savior at the age of 26, joined the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church and taught Sunday school classes for 35 years. Carl and Pat traveled when they could. She saw most of the U.S.A., Hawaii, Alaska, Italy, Switzerland, England, Brazil and made two mission trips with Hope Missions to Haiti.
Pat adored being a mother to her three children and was thrilled to welcome her children’s life-mates into the family and each of the four grandchildren when they came, Jason Douglas and Emily Danielle Folgate and Tanner Lee and Dawson Wyatt King.
She was preceded in death by her parents and all three siblings, Nolan Landes, Elaine Stanley and Deloris Wells, and other beloved family members and friends.
Survivors include her husband, Carl Folgate of the home; daughter, Shellie (Gary) King, Gallatin; sons, Douglas (Leslie) Folgate and Michael (Kelly) Folgate, both of Ridgeway; grandchildren, Jason (Dawn) Folgate, Bethany, Emily (Justin) Foster, Bethany, Tanner King and Dawson King, both of Gallatin; great-grandchildren, Serenity and Brody Throckmorton and Rylee and Henry Folgate, all of Bethany, and other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Jan. 4, 2020, at Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany, burial in Lloyd Cemetery, Mt. Moriah. The family received friends on Jan. 3 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Lloyd Cemetery in care of Roberson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 46, Bethany, MO 64424. Online condolences may be left at www.robersonfuneralhome.com.