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Marilyn TATE

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Marilyn Ann Tate

SPRINGFIELD, IL - Marilyn Ann Tate, 83, died peacefully at 6:30 a.m. on July 1, 2014, in her home.

She was born on Sept. 23, 1930, in San Antonio, Texas, the daughter of James Edward and Agnes Rothford Meers. She married William "Bill" F. Tate on Jan. 2, 1954; he preceded her in death on Jan. 25, 2000.

Marilyn grew up in Springfield, Ill., and was a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy. She assisted her husband, Bill, in the successful insurance firm of Bernard-Hatfield-Tate Agency, affiliated with R.W. Troxell.

Marilyn had a joy for life and volunteered for numerous non-profit organizations. She was an active board member for NAMI (National Association of Mental Illness) and the Association of Helping Hands of Springfield. Marilyn was an avid supporter of the Sacred Heart-Griffin Alumni Association and the Annual Mostaccioli Dinner.

Marilyn also had a zest for life; she loved and entertained her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and the community.

Marilyn was also preceded in death by her son, Theodore William Tate (August 7, 1954 - June 12, 1964.)

She is survived by her children, Paul C. Tate of Wheeling, Ill., James E. Tate of Springfield, and Keri M. (husband, Patrick Finnigan) Tate of Portola Valley, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Debra A. Tate of Springfield; grandchildren, Tara (husband, Tim) Geving of Springfield and Christopher Tate of Auburn; great-grandchildren, Jackson and August Geving; sister, Lenore (husband, Conrad) Rourke of Georgetown, Texas; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation: Family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, July 7, 2014, at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield.

Funeral Ceremony: 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to National Association of Mental Illness, c/o Laura Thomas, 218 W. Lawrence, Springfield, IL 62704, or Helping Hands of Springfield, 930 S. 11th St., Springfield, IL 62703.

Please visit butlerfuneralhomes.com to offer your condolences.

Published in Print in The State Journal-Register on July 7, 2014
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