CHARLESTON -- Violet Cates, 84, died at 6:23 a.m. April 5, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born April 13, 1922, in Mississippi County, to the late George and Minnie Chloe Claxton Simmerman, she had lived most of her life in Charleston where she was a member of the Charleston Church of Christ.
On July 5, 1941, she married Henry Ervin Cates who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Violet Marie Cates and Naoma Fay Cates of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Donna Cates of Charleston; three grandchildren, Todd Cates and Cory Cates of East Prairie and Carla McMikle of Hurst, Ill.; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Thomas Irvin Cates; and five brothers and one sister.
Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. today at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday. Her grandson, Todd Cates, minister of the Church of Christ in Troy; Bill Bradley, minister of the Church of Christ in Morley; and Daniel Bell, minister of the Church of Christ in Charleston, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the IOOF Cemetery near Charleston.
Pallbearers will be: Jeff Johnson, Don Cates, Denis Rapert, Steve Kuykendall, James Larry Smith and Garry Smith.
Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Dieckmeyer.
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may be made to:
Church of Christ
9th and Shelby Streets
Charleston, MO 63834