DONIPHAN -- Marjorie Annette Bates, 89, died Jan. 20, 2007, at Ripley County Memorial Hospital.
Born Aug. 9, 1917, in Fisk, daughter of the late James K. and Flora M. Zoll Pool, she was a retired school teacher and member of First Presbyterian Church.
On May 24, 1944, in Poplar Bluff, she married Abraham Lester Bates who preceded her in death on April 2, 1992.
One brother, James "Sonny" Pool, also preceded her in death.
Survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Elton and Sandra Bates of Doniphan and J.P. and Marcia Bates of Sikeston; and three grandchildren, Colleen Annette Bates and Gregory R. Bates of Sikeston and Adam Bates of Doniphan.
Visitation is from 5 p.m. until time for a "celebration of life" at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Edwards Funeral Home in Doniphan. The Rev. Linda Zych will officiate.
Visitation will continue from noon until time for services at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fisk Presbyterian Church in Fisk.
Burial will follow in the Old Ash Hill in Fisk.