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Aloha Tate Gourley Obituary
Aloha Tate Gourley, 88 of Springfield, Mo., passed away September 21, 2010. She observed her eighty-eighth birthday on August 6, 2010. She was born in Russellville, Ark., to Logan and Sylvia Tate. At the age of seven she moved to Missouri and lived in the Hartville area. She attended school at Rogers, Grovespring and graduated from Hartville High School.
In late 1941 she married Harold Gourley and from this union she had two children, Donald Ray and DeAnna Lynn. She moved to Springfield in 1943. Aloha worked at Union National Bank, Biederman's Furniture Store, managed a Green Stamp Store, worked at the 3M plant and retired from the YMCA.
She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Lawrence and Kermit and her daughter DeAnna Lynn McCord. She is survived by her son, Donald Gourley and wife Carolyn of St. Louis, Mo.; her sister Gloria Van Hook; five grand children, Donald Gourley II, Debra Gourley, Sally Champagne, Jill Hansen and husband Todd, Pam Black and husband David; seven great-grand children; nephew William Tate and niece Brenda Adams; and special friends Marilyn Grier, Valorie Albertini and Linda Rosendahl.
The family would like to thank all of the staff at Christian Health Care East for the wonderful care she received in her last days.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 15, 2010 in Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home with Dr. Greg Seckman officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to "The Y" or the charity of the donor's choice.

Published in the News-Leader on Oct. 13, 2010
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