Archive for Thursday, December 16, 2004

Edward E. Gates Sr.


December 16, 2004

Services for Edward E. Gates Sr., 63, Linwood, were Wednesday, Dec. 15, at Lawrence Funeral Chapel. Cremation was planned.
Mr. Gates died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004, at his home.
He was born Feb. 1, 1941, in Leavenworth, the son of John and Mary Wright Gates. He had lived in the Linwood area since 1981.
Mr. Gates served in the U.S. Army in Alaska. He worked at Gould National Battery Factory in Leavenworth and for Berkel and Co. of Bonner Springs until he retired. He then owned and operated Gates Trucking in Linwood.
He married Margaret Wriggley on Oct. 20, 1962, in Leavenworth. They later divorced.
Survivors include two sons, Edward E. "Gene" Gates Jr., Lansing, and David Gates, Leavenworth; a daughter, Patricia Brown, Leavenworth; five brothers, John Gates, North Kansas City, Mo., Lee Gates, De Soto, Charles Gates, Killeen, Texas, Ted Gates, St. Ann, Mo., and Rick Keppler, Leavenworth; two sisters, Mary Wade, Lancaster, Calif., and Carolyn Scott, Killeen; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
An infant son, James Carl Gates, died earlier.
The family suggests memorials to Toys for Tots, sent in care of the funeral chapel.

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