February 5, 1927 – September 20, 2017

Lois Carolyn Tate, 90, of Newton, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at HSHS St. Anthony Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services for Lois will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Crain Funeral Home, Newton, with Bro. Mike Knepper officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 23 until time of service in the funeral home. Burial will be in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Newton, Illinois. Online condolences may be offered at www.crainfuneral.com.

Lois was born on February 5, 1927 in Bellaire, Illinois, the daughter of Harban Dale and Ava (Baker) Murray. On September 11, 1948, Lois married Roy “Junior” Tate, Jr.; he preceded her in death on April 20, 2009. For over fifty years, Lois owned and operated The Curl and Swirl Beauty Shop in Newton. She was a member of the Central Christian Church. Lois was an avid bowler, having sponsored the Curl and Swirl Bowling Team in the Tuesday Nigh Ladies bowling league for many years. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family.

Lois will be loved and remembered by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Kenneth Marshall of Newton; grandchildren, Cindy Marshall of Avon Park, FL, Quentin (Karla) Marshall of Mt. Vernon, IA, Todd (Lori)Marshall of Wheeler, and Brent (Elaine) Marshall of Aurora, IN; seven great-grandchildren, Zeke Marshall, Nicole Marshall, Alyssa Marshall, Masen Marshall, Madalynn Marshall, Taylor Keith and Jordan Rowlins; great, great-granddaughter, Aydra Keith; and sister, Ruth Geltz of Willow Hill.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Roy Tate Jr., and sister Oletha Chapman.