Katherine L. Tate

Katherine L. Tate, age 87, of Monmouth, Illinois passed away at OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth, IL on Monday, July 3, 2017 at 2:00 am. Katherine was born on July 4, 1929 in Monmouth and is the daughter of Alfred Levi and Katherine Martha Hayden White. She was raised in Monmouth where she attended local schools and graduated from Monmouth High School in 1947. She then attended and received her certification as a registered nurse from the Burlington School of Nursing in 1950. She married Hal E. Tate Sr. on August 20, 1953 in Piney Flatts, Tennessee. Katherine began work at Mountain Home Veteran's Hospital where she met her husband, Hal. They then moved to Plainfield, New Jersey where she was a nurse at Lyons Veteran's Hospital for a number of years. After that she worked at the Hines Veterans Hospital in Maywood, Illinois and then worked at the Galesburg Research Hospital in Galesburg, IL.  Lastly she was employed by the State of Illinois as a surveyor for developmentally disabled facilities. Her family was the top priority for Kate. She rarely missed a sporting event involving her grandchildren. She enjoyed being a member of the retired nurses association of Burlington, IA. Katherine is a long-time member of Fairview Center United Methodist Church locally, where she loved to attend. She liked to visit with people and was a caring friend to all. She is survived by her husband, Hal Tate, Sr.; two daughters, Cathy (Craig) Sheagren of Monmouth, Illinois and Lisa (Chris) Olson in Landisburg, Pennsylvania; two sons, Hal (Kathy) Tate, Jr. of Monmouth, IL and Jeff Tate of Kirkwood, IL. There are sixteen grandchildren, Carie (Tyson) Geertz, Stephanie (John) Marron, Ben (Jennifer) Sheagren, Mike (Sarah) Sheagren, Andy Sheagren, Gentry Tate, Aaron Tate, Katie Tate, Darcy Young, Tyler (Morgan) Tate, Tanner Tate, Trace Tate, Lanie Tate, Alex Olson, Matt Olson, and Kimberly Olson. Twenty Great Grandchildren are also surviving, Daniel Brewer, Laura Geertz, Becky Geertz, Robin Marron, Abbie Marron, Thomas Marron, August Sheagren, Jacob Sheagren, Lonnie Sheagren, Tad Sheagren, Sydney Tate, Cally Tate, Grant Tate, Andrew Tate, Jackson Tate, Addie Tate, Oscar Young, Jet Young, Piper Young, and Benson Tate. There are also many nieces and nephews surviving. 


Her family plans a visitation on Saturday from Noon to 2:00 pm prior to the funeral service at the Church. 

Funeral Service

A funeral service for Katherine L. Tate is planned on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Fairview Center United Methodist Church of Rural Monmouth, IL.  Interment will be in the Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery following the service, then followed by fellowship back at the church. A memorial fund is being established for Fairview United Methodist Church. 


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