Bernita Tate 1939-2016
Bernita M. Tate, 77, Hiawatha, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016.
She was born June 28, 1939.
Mrs. Tate worked for 30 years as a CNA and CMA at several nursing homes including Holton, White Cross Nursing Home, Bethany Home, Oak Ridge Acres and Maple Heights.
She married Valentine Tate. He preceded her in death, as did a son, Gene Tate.
Survivors include four children, Joe Tate and wife Alberta, Pomona, Alice Carwell and husband Rod, White Cloud, and Louis Tate and Anita Tate, both of Hiawatha; four granddaughters, Elizabeth Carwell, Kelsi Tate, JoLynn Tate and Taylor-Abbott Carwell; and two great-grandchildren, Ryan and Hannah.
Mrs. Tate was cremated. Celebration of life services were held Friday at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha with Dr. Brad Farr officiating. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date in Mount Calvary Cemetery west of Holton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bernita Tate Memorial Fund, sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 124 S. Seventh St., Hiawatha, KS 66434.