Friday, January 23, 2009
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Lucy Marie Gateley, 95, of Chaffee went to be with the Lord Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, at Chaffee Nursing Center.
She was born Feb. 19, 1913, in Zalma, Mo., daughter of Marvin B. and May Back Moore. She and Elvis Guthrie "Gup" Gateley were married June 30, 1934, in Cape Girardeau. He passed away March 17, 1986.
She was of the Baptist belief. Lucy was baptized May 6, 1928, at Oran First Baptist Church and then was a member of First Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau almost 50 years.
Lucy was a graduate of Oran High School where she played basketball, making All-Star her junior year. She was PTA president, Sunday school teacher many years and was a volunteer at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Her hobbies were sewing and she made all her little girls' clothing. She also loved to quilt.
Lucy touched many lives and left a special impression with people who knew and loved her. We wish to praise God for blessing our lives with a wonderful mother who loved the Lord, her children and loving family members.
From this marriage five surviving children were born: two sons, Gary Gateley and wife Wanda of Kelso, Mo., Rodney Gateley and wife Agnes of La Mesa, Calif.; three daughters, Barbara Harris and husband Wesley, Janet Miller and deceased husband William, all of Oran, Mo., Cassandra Bates and husband Mike of Jefferson City, Mo.
Also a brother, Dean Moore of Adrian, Mo.; three sisters, Esther Wood of Odessa, Texas, Darlees Maxie of Lake Kiowa, Texas, Della Todt of Oran; 10 grandchildren, Niki Hamm and husband David, Robin Hill and husband Mark, Jeffery Miller and wife Kim, Robert Miller and wife Diane, Brett Miller and wife Kristen, Mark Sundermeyer, Michael Sundermeyer and wife Mendy, Ian Gateley, Aaron Gateley, Amanda Marie Gateley; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers, four sisters and a son-in-law.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.
The funeral will be at noon Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Ed Carter officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Oran or First Baptist Church of Cape Girardeau.