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Mary Cates

Place of birth: St. Louis, Missouri

Religious affiliation: Catholic

Mary lived her life to the fullest, enjoying church and her many indulgences including jewelry, chocolate, shopping, playing games, and, when still able, traveling with her friends and the Oasis Club. She will also be forever remembered as the fun Grandma, spending as many hours with her grand-kids as she could.

Funeral Notice Detail

Mary L. Cates, 101 years young of Evansville, Wisconsin, and formerly of St. Louis, Missouri, passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, September 30. She is survived by brothers Edward and Jack Getz; children Henry Cates, Anna (John) Maddock, and Chuck (Ruth) Cates; Grandchildren: Cary (Brian) Humphrey, Melissa (Jayson) Cates-Beier, John (Melissa) Maddock, Lisa Cates, and Steven Maddock; eight great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her late husband Oather Henry Cates, her parents John and Anna Getz, and siblings Lawrence Getz, Louis Getz, Raymond Getz, Joe Getz, and Edna Schneider.

A Memorial Service will be held at

St. Joseph's Catholic Church

6020 Old Antonia Rd

Imperial , MO 63052

On: Oct 07, 2016 — At: 11:00 AM

3 Responses

  • Megan Hubbard On

    i stumbled across Miss Cates page white searching through the obituaries , and although I did not know Mary personally it amazed me to see how many people she touched in her life. I am part of a group sharing encouraging thoughts from the bible about how we will see our dead loved ones again. "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more. Neither will morning nor out cry or pain be anymore. the former thing have passed away." (revelation 21:4)

  • Marie Gravesande On

    My deepest condolence for the loss of your dear loved one, what exceptional strength. ‘May, our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loves us and gave everlasting comfort and good hope, comfort your heart and make you firm’ in your grief and recovery. 2 Thessalonians 2: 16,17

  • Taryn Cates-Beier On

    Let's remember all the fun times and keep those in memory forever. Big Nana, I enjoyed playing dice and card games with you, just chatting over anything and everything under the sun, going fishing, watching fireworks, celebrating birthdays, and everything else that we did together, along with the rest of the family. I know that your one of your most absolutely favorite memories was of rolling through the waves of Fernandina on that water wheelchair, so whenever I think of you or miss you loads, I will bring up that memory forever locked in mind and remember all the fun times we had. I'm glad that I was able to know you through the years I will have a greater memory of later on in life, for you were a staple part of the family, my great-grandmother who loved sweets and just wanted Tootsie to jump up into her lap of her own will. Everyone will miss you dearly. I will miss you dearly. But I will remember the good times, throw away any bad, and take these with me on my long road to 100 years of life in your footsteps. How does it feel to set the age record for the Cates family and all their generations? So thank you for being there over the summers, on the Skype calls, over the winters, and in spirit. May you stay with us in spirit and live through us. Thank you Big Nana. September 30, 2016


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