Helen Tate

Nov 19th, 1929 - Aug 22nd, 2018

Service:

New Hope Church

Sat, Sep. 1st, 2018 10am

Helen Tate

Creal Springs-Helen Mildred Tate, formerly of Effingham, passed away August 22, 2018 at home surrounded by loved ones.  She was preceded in death by her daughters Carolyn Wagner and Rita Hamilton, husband Ralph, parents, and siblings. 

She is survived by her sons Ramon and Ruby Tate (David, Chris, and Justin), Ronald and SamSu Tate (Jill and Sunny), Russell and Janet Tate (Jacob, Katie, Zachary, Cody, and James), Ralph Jay and Christy Tate.  Children of her daughters Kim and Jason Niebrugge, Aaron Wagner, Megan and Matthew Strong, Tate and Sarah Hamilton, Morgan and Sam Knobeloch. Her son-in-law Kenneth Hamilton, 15 great grandchildren plus 2 more on the way, numerous nieces and nephews. Along with many others that considered her Grandma Tate including Dannielle and Clinton Hestand, Michael and McKenzie Resczenski, Abigail and Evan Kern. 

A memorial service will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, September 1, 2018 in New Hope Church in Effingham, IL. Blue Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorials may be made to New Hope Church in Effingham and will be accepted at the church or the funeral home.

 

9 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Melissa Yancey

    From: Carterville , Illinois

    Date: August 25, 2018

    Loved her very much! My sincere sympathies to Russ and Janet and all of our extended families. May she rest in peace

  • Guest: Diane Harlow

    From: O’Fallob, Missouri

    Date: August 25, 2018

    Grandma Helen loved big! She welcomed every child and made sure they were well fed. She was the first to volunteer to chaperone our youth trips and kept us all in line.

    Until we see each other again!!!

  • Guest: Marlin Robb and Marcia Robb

    From: Watson, Illinois

    Date: August 25, 2018

    Helen was a great Christian friend. She will always be remembered as Grandma Tate by our two oldest children, Michelle and Mark.

  • Guest: Kathy Doty

    From: Beecher City, Illinois

    Date: August 25, 2018

    Helen was an incredible giver of hugs, baker of delicious desserts, gracious supporter of mission work, consistent prayer warrior of family, friends, her church family, missionaries far and wide. Her faith held her through things lesser women may have loss their way – the loss of two of her children.
    Grandma Helen has loved generations of believers with the love of Jesus. Her ministry will continue on earth until Jesus return.
    I am thankful to have received at least 5,000 of those hugs in my life.

  • Guest: Tracey Pankau

    From: Effingham, Illinois

    Date: August 26, 2018

    i remember when i first started working in the nursery at New Hope Church. Grandma Helen welcomed me with open arms. She was a joy to be aroubd and will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathy to the family.

  • Guest: Tracey Pankau

    From: Effingham, Illinois

    Date: August 26, 2018

    I remember when I first started working in the nursery at New Hope Church. Grandma Helen welcomed me with open arms. She was a joy to be around and will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathy to the family.

  • Guest: Nina beaumont

    From: Greenville, Illinois

    Date: August 26, 2018

    Loved her so much. Every time i came to New Hope i got a hug from her. Sweet sweet woman who all called her grandma Helen. She was a big part of New Hope church, always volunteering. Remember her from 1995 when we first started coming. Prayers go out to the family.

  • Guest: Cindy Ervin

    From: Effingham, Illinois

    Date: August 26, 2018

    I loved Helen very and she loved everyone. She always had a smile and hug for everyone. She will be sorely missed!!

  • Guest: Gail Welsh

    From: Morton , Illinois

    Date: August 27, 2018

    Grandma Helen was a one of a kind lady!! She had a big heart & opened it up to our family in the late 1980’s.
    A most giving / selfless lady!
    An inspiration to serve like she did over the many years! Grateful to know she is resting in the arms of her Savior.
    Prayers & condolences to all her family.