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Molly Jean (Tate) Plate

November 9, 1930 ~ July 29, 2020 (age 89)


Age 89, of  Brooklyn, passed away at her home in the loving arms of her family and under the care of  Henry Ford Allegiance Hospice on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.  She is survived by three children; Robert J. (Lois) Plate Jr., Debbie J. (Eric) Schirmacher and Jack R. (Debbie) Plate, grandchildren; Brandi (Bobby) Daniels, Billie (Mike) Heffelfinger, E. Fritz (Julie) Schirmacher, Jessica (Rich) Trail, J. Ryan (Melissa) Schirmacher, Spencer (Katie) Schirmacher, Gabe (Carsyn) Schirmacher, Andy (Angie) Schirmacher,  Major J. Ross (Jackie) Plate - USA, Lindsay (Josh) Hudson and Lauren Plate and eighteen great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband; Robert J. Plate Sr., brother; John P. Tate Jr. and parents; John P. and Virginia W. (maiden-D’Alton) Tate.  Molly retired from Ford Motor Company as a production supervisor, had a lifelong and avid interest in owning and showing quarter horses along with breeding Corgis.  She was a member of St. Joseph Shrine where private services will be held with Father Tomy Kattikanayil officiating.  Interment St. Joseph Shrine Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday 3-5 pm with strict adherence to the current COVID restrictions. Contributions in her memory are directed to the St. Joseph Shrine Stations of the Cross Fund.

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August 2, 2020

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Arthur-Day Funeral Home
820 5th Street
Michigan Center, MI 49254

Private Services


St Joseph Shrine
8743 US 12, Brooklyn MI 49230

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