|Birth: ||Jun. 8, 1938|
South West City
|Death: ||Dec. 11, 2011|
Graveside services for Mary Bates, 73, of Chouteau will be held on Friday, December 16 at 2:00 PM at the Mose Ridge Cemetery in Topsy. Bro. Jerry Hass will officiate. Viewing hours are Thursday from 9 AM- 8PM at Key Funeral Home in Pryor. Services are under the direction of Key Funeral Home in Pryor.
Mary was born on June 8, 1938 in Southwest City, Missouri to Willie Cecil and Golden Marie (Hart) Hampton. She passed away on December 11, 2011 in Tulsa at the age of 73.
Mary grew up and attended school in Southwest City, Missouri. She and Benny Bates were married on March 9, 1955 in Miami, OK. They made their home in Topsy for several years then moved to California where they spent 10 years before moving back to Oklahoma in 1970. They lived in Miami and a few other towns, but eventually settled in Chouteau. Mary was a waitress for years, but she mainly focused on being a wife, mother and homemaker. She also worked as a home health aide for some time. She enjoyed flowers and gardening.
Survivors include 6 children- Michael Bates of Chouteau, Mark Bates of Chouteau, Kimberlea Harrison and husband Jason of Haskell, Tammy Jones and husband Sonny of Wagoner, Kelley Evans and husband Billy of Owasso and Dennis Kendrick of Adair; 12 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Benny, 1 son Mitchell Bates, 1 grandson Aaron Thibodeaux, 2 brothers and 1 sister.
Benny Allen Bates (1934 - 2006)
Mose Ridge Cemetery
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Record added: Dec 12, 2011
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