Archive for Sunday, September 19, 2004

Judith E. Tate

September 19, 2004


Services for Judith Eileen Tate, 65, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Cremation is planned.

Ms. Tate died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born May 12, 1939, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Howard and Mildred Gragg Sheldon. She moved to Lawrence in 1973 from Lincoln, Neb.

Ms. Tate worked as a business administrator in Kansas University's special education department for 30 years.

Survivors include two daughters, Shanna Williams, Lawrence, and Melissa Gerleman, Wichita; a sister, Susan Steele, Los Angeles; and five grandchildren.

Two sons died earlier: Troy L. Tate in 1982; and Cory J. Tate in 1968.

The family suggests memorials to the Judith Tate Scholarship Fund at the Kansas University Endowment Association, sent in care of the mortuary.

E-mail condolences can be sent to, subject: Tate.

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