Sarrah Emiline Pate, 89, homemaker, of Arkansas City, died Nov. 24, 2009.

Visitation from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, at the Hawks-Shelley Funeral Home & Crematory in Arkansas City. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at the Parker Cemetery.

 She is survived by her four sons: Robert “Bob” (Karen) Pate of Arkansas City, David (Patsy) Pate of Augusta, Don (Martha) Pate of Arkansas City, and Steve (Becky) Pate of Arkansas City, 18 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and 1 great great-grandchild.

Preceding her in death are her parents and husband Rex in 2005, brother Sam Taylor and sister Elizabeth Lazelle.

A memorial has been established with the Pencil Box Fund of the Shelton Beaty American Legion Post # 18 Ladies Auxiliary. Contributions can be left with the funeral home. For further information or to send a condolence please visit