Socorro Pate, 76, Overbrook: June 17, 1944 – Nov. 26, 2020

OVERBROOK, Kan. – Socorro Limón Pate, 76, of Overbrook, Kan., departed this life on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, in Kansas City, Kan. She was born June 17, 1944, the daughter of Jose Limón and Maria Del Refugio Flores.

Socorro was quite the entrepreneur. She owned and operated four Mexican restaurants as well as an antique shop in Scranton, Kan. Socorro was very driven and dedicated to her work, but her most precious work was being a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother.

In 1965, Socorro was united in marriage to Ed Pate, in Belmont, Kan. They shared more than 55 years of marriage. To this union they shared two sons, Jay Ritchie and Patrick.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Consuelo Romero.

Socorro is survived by her husband, Ed, of the home; two sons, Jay Ritchie Pate (Sandra), Auburn, Kan., and Patrick Pate (Molly), Overbrook; two sisters, Rosario Litman and Amparro McDonald, both of Austin, Texas; three grandchildren, Jade, Wyatt and Jesse Pate;  two step-grandchildren, Raven Silvers (Kourtnee), and Christopher Silvers; and two step-great-grandchildren Theo and Saige.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the Barclay Cemetery, south of Osage City, Kan.

Condolences can be left at feltnerfuneralhome.com.

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