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Deborah "Debbie" Lynn Tate

January 9, 1955November 16, 2020
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Deborah “Debbie” Lynn Tate of Linwood, Kansas passed away on November 16, 2020. She was 65 years old. A “drive-up” style visitation will take place on Saturday, November 21, 2020 from 9:00-10:00 am at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 North 94th Street, Kansas City, Kansas 66112. Come, offer your condolences to Debbie’s family while following social distancing guidelines from the safety of you vehicle. Please use the North entrance to the cemetery. Following the visitation, there will be a private family memorial service. This service will be available live on Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home’s Facebook page. Please log on to facebook.com/chapelhillbutler to view the livestream of Debbie’s service. Shortly before the appointed time, the livestream will begin. If you do not see the livestream on your screen, please refresh your page. You may need to scroll down to see the livestream.

Debbie was born January 9, 1955 in Kansas City, Kansas to Gilbert and Nita (Rensch) Carrico. Following her education, Debbie pursued her career as a nurse for forty years. Debbie was a kind and caring soul, and this showed in the dedication she had for her patients over the years. Debbie was amazingly artistic and astoundingly talented. This creativity showed in her crafting, writing, poetry. In her younger years, a few of Debbie’s stories were published. Debbie and her mother, Nita even shared the creative hobby of homemade doll making, which was Debbie’s idea. Through this and her work, Debbie was one of the most kind and caring woman and she was always doing what she could to make someone else’s day brighter.

On December 27, 1997, Debbie married the true love of her life, Michael Tate. The two first met in 8th grade and dated off and on for a few years before going their separate ways. Once their paths crossed again years later, Michael was not letting Debbie get away again. Debbie was an incredible wife, mother, and grandmother and her family was the most important thing in her life. The family spent numerous vacations together and Debbie enjoyed traveling. Debbie was always so happy, and loved to laugh, and always knew the right thing to say. Debbie was love by so many and will be dearly missed.

Debbie was preceded in death by her parents, Gilbert and Nita Carrico.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 23 years, Michael Tate; daughter, Courtney Chavez and her husband Tony; grandchildren, Alayna, Samuel, and Ava; her brother Dean; and her mother-in-law, Doris Anderson; along with many other family members and friends.

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Gina (Kitterer) Sundmacher

November 21, 2020

I loved Aunt Debbie’s kind heart. It always showed in her kind speech, stories, smile and unforgettable laugh. We (my husband , David, included) shared the heart of nursing together, as well as the very special kind of nursing - home care. She encouraged me through nursing school and beyond. She always believed in me. Uncle Mike and her were SUCH a great couple and their love for each other was contagious and always will be. I’ll never forget you Aunt Debbie. You left us prematurely, but man, I can’t wait to see you again one day. I love you... Gina

Carol Daugherty

November 20, 2020

Even though we can't be there with you, you are in our hearts. Our prayer is for rest and peace for all the family. Remember we LOVE you.
Love from Carol and Aunt Darline
Debbie will be missed .❤ 🙏

Angela Tate

November 20, 2020

I am so, so sorry! I cannot imagine! She was such an awesome lady! Always smiling! Loved her! I know it sounds cliche, but if you need anything please let Bill and I know. All our prayers are with Mike and the whole family! Love you!

Bill & Angela Tate

Renae Arnold (Tabberer)

November 19, 2020

Classmate Friends So sorry for your loss

RENAE (TABBERER) ARNOLD 1973

Karry Pennewell

November 19, 2020

Courtney, my sincerest sympathy to you and your entire family.. Your mom was a second mother to me for many many years of my childhood.. Some of my fondest memories of Debbie were spent when I tagged along for your back to school shopping at the Jones Store at Metro North mall. I remember the head to toe plaid pants and jacket you so much wanted and your mom finally gave in, even though it was so UGLY!!! I remember going to Lake of Ozarks each year with you, and how we made up fake names to tell people. That was the year Red Red Wine,, the song came out and your mom loved to sing it...Your mom always went out of her way to include me in everything you guys did. She is one of the true most selfless people I have ever met and I am so sorry for your loss.. I will always remember her very unique laugh, and the way she let me drink soda late at night at your house. She was a beautiful person and she adored you Courtney... WEEPING may endure through the night but Joy comes in the morning.... all my love to you Courtney ❤

Charles & Barbara Pennewell

November 19, 2020

Former neighbor and friend. She was a very kind lady. God rest her soul.

Chuck and Barbara Pennewell

stephanie Spacek

November 19, 2020

Mike, we can't imagine your feeling of loss and sadness at the passing of Debbie. We hope you are comforted by the memories you have and the hugs and love of your surrounding family and friends. Richard and I send you our deepest sympathies.

Courtney Chavez

November 19, 2020

“My Mother's Garden". "My mother kept a garden, a garden of her heart, she planted all the good things that gave my life a start. She turned me to the sunshine and encouraged me to dream, fostering and nurturing the seeds of self-esteem. And when the winds and rain came, she protected me enough, but not too much because she knew I need to stand up strong and tough. Her constant good example always taught me right from wrong, markers for my pathway that will last a lifetime long. I am my mother's Garden, I am her Legacy and I hope she feels the love reflected back from me."

I will miss my sweet momma

Rhonda Tate Glass

November 18, 2020

One of my favorite memories is of how happy Mike was when he and Deb "found" each other again after so many years. I was always comforted to know that my brother had someone who loved him so much and gave such joy to him, as well as the rest of our family. Rest now, sweet sister-in-law. And Mike, I pray with all my heart that the Lord will give you much comfort and strength in the days and weeks to come. I love you!

Connie Tate Wiggins

November 18, 2020

My heart goes out to Mike and the family at this time. Our prayers continue for you to have strength for the days ahead. Debbie is so missed. There will always be a void there. We keep the good memories about her and share them often. She was always so loving and caring to our family, a welcome addition. I think the memories I remember most are when Mike and Debbie enjoyed the loving bantering back and forth with each other. They always made us laugh and put a smile on the faces of anyone in the room. It was evident the love between them! We miss you Debbie.

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