Marie Louise Gates
Marie Louise Gates, 92, Ft. Madison, died Saturday, July 13, 2013, at the Kensington, Ft. Madison.
Family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, July 16, at the Barr Memorial Chapel, Ft. Madison. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 17, at the Barr Memorial Chapel. Burial will be held at the Soldiers Circle, Oakland Cemetery, Ft. Madison. A memorial has been established, contributions may be made at the Barr Memorial Chapel. Online condolences to the Gates Family may be made from the Barr Memorial Chapel, www.barrmemorialchapel.com
She was born Oct. 17, 1920, in Mt. Pleasant, and was the daughter of Joseph and Bertha Martha (Ploeger) Timmerman. On May 1, 1948, she married Raymond Alfred Gates. He preceded her in death.
She moved to Ft. Madison in 1989. She was a homemaker. For a period of time, she worked outside of her home as a stenographer and a nurse assistant. She was a classical pianist, but also enjoyed playing hymns at church. She was a member of the Church of God.
She is survived by one son, Joseph Alfred (Stella) Gates of West Hartford, Conn.; two daughters, Mary Martha (Thomas) Goss of North Liberty, and Nancy Rae (Richard) Noon of Ft. Madison; one sister, Edith Day of Mt. Pleasant; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; six brothers, Roy, Carl, Orval, Glen, Paul and Guy Timmerman; and one sister, Margaret Remick.