Martha Cate Middendorf, age 98 of Bethpage, passed away Monday, November 6, 2017. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, November 15th from the chapel of Alexander Family Heritage Funeral Home (100 Albert Gallatin Avenue), with Dr. Jesse C. Middendorf officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 15th from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow the service at Sumner Memorial Gardens, with Matt Middendorf, Tom Middendorf, John Middendorf, Rocky Orton, Harrison Mingledorff, and Alan Mingledorff serving as pallbearers.
Mrs. Middendorf was born April 8, 1919 in Hopkinsville, KY to the late James Henry Cate and Annie Lucenia Armistead Cate. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husband, Jesse A. Middendorf; daughter, Martha Middendorf Taylor; brother, Wirt Armistead Cate, Wilbur Harrison Cate, Randolph Armistead Cate, James Henry Cate, Jr., John Mayo Cate, William Robert Cate, and George Harrison Cate; and sisters, Mary Lucenia Cate Clarke, Elizabeth Mayo Cate McKnight, Margaret Randolph Cate, Dorothy Harrison Cate Frist, Frances Armistead Cate Grigsby, and Annie Armistead Cate King. She is survived by sons, Ben Middendorf (Rosemary) of Gallatin and Jesse C. Middendorf (Susan M.) of Overland Park, KS; 6 grandchildren, John Middendorf (Kelly), Marlowe Orton (Rocky), Jimmy Middendorf, Emily Mingledorff (Alan), Tom L. Middendorf (Jessica), and Matthew B. Middendorf; and 10 great grandchildren, Harrison Mingledorff, Jackson Mingledorff, Taylor Middendorf, Kennedy Orton, Maggie Grace Orton, Andrew Middendorf, Shelby Orton, Mackenley Middendorf, Marley Middendorf, and Asher Middendorf. Online condolences may be submitted at alexanderheritagefh.com. Alexander Family Heritage Funeral Home has been honored with arrangements.