Katherine Bates

June 16, 1918 - December 12, 2011

Katherine Bates, age 93, of Arlington, Texas, passed away December 12, 2011, in Arlington. Katherine was born June 16, 1918, in Lucas, Texas, to E. L. and Iva (Smith) Gunter. She married Fred E. Bates on June 5, 1937. Katherine was a member of Fielder Road Baptist Church in Arlington. She is survived by her son, Rene Bates and wife, Sheryl of McKinney, Texas; daughter, Carol Stanley and husband, Dan of Burleson, Texas; grandchildren, Haley Renee Bates, Michelle Renee Bates, Paige Stanley, and Toby Stanley; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother, Lindsey Gunter. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 16, 2011, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen, Texas with Rev. Ron Hathcoat officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen. The family will receive friends during a visitation beginning at 6:00 p.m., Thursday evening at the funeral home.

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So sorry to learn about your mom's passing. You favor her so much. I know she must have been very proud of you. Hugh and I send our deepest sympathy to you and yours. Sincerely, Carolyn McCarley, December 16, 2011 What I remember most about Aunt Cappy was that she bustled. When she would come to visit us when we were visiting my grandparents (Rock and Nadine), she would bustle in, talking a mile a minute, tell me an interesting story or two about my mother (Bessie Lee), and then she would bustle back out, never a dull moment. Donna Jo (Lindsey) Rau, December 15, 2011