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Roate, Lois M.
Lois M. Roate, 86, of 383 E. Ferris St. Galesburg died at 11:26 PM Wednesday March 3, 2010 in OSF St. Mary Medical Center.

She was born February 1, 1924 in Galesburg IL the daughter of Fay George and Florence A. Johnson Trask. She married Chester O. Roate, Sr. on August 12, 1944 in Galesburg. He preceded her in death on April 6, 2003.

She is survived by a step son Chester Roate JR of Galesburg, two brothers Donald (Estelle) Trask of Galesburg and Robert (Beverly) Trask of Bettendorf, IA and one step grandchild Anthony Dawson of Kewanee, IL. She is preceded in death by a step daughter Donna Tanzillo, a sister Rosemary Copeland and a step grandson Ricky Dawson.

She worked for the former Gross Galesburg now Carhartt, Inc. for 40 years. Lois was a member of the First Lutheran Church.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 AM Thursday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. The Rev. Paul Johnson will officiate. Visitation will be 9:00-10:00 AM Thursday at the chapel. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the First Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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