Mary Tate of Edna passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at the age of 96. She was born in Edna on Aug. 9, 1923, to the late William Edward Staggs and Edith Beatrice Quarles.
Mary is survived by her sons, Stephen Martin (Denise) of Beeville, and John Patrick Martin (Marlo) of Beeville; grandchildren, Leah Latimer (Junior), Jennifer Douglas (Anthony), Bonnie Tate (Carlos), and Glenn Tate.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Glenn H. Tate, son, Billy Glenn Tate, sister, Virginia Miska Magninat, and her brothers Harrison Wayne ‘Tips’ Staggs and JC ‘Cotton’ Staggs.
There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Edna on Thursday, March 5. Pastor Robert Krause will be officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Edna, 309 Cottonwood St., Edna, or the Hospice of South Texas, 605 Locust Ave., Victoria, Texas, 77901.
Arrangements are under the direction of Oaklawn Funeral Home in Edna, 361-782-2221.