She was united in marriage to Thomas E. Scates on July 15, 1939 at Poplar Bluff. Mr. Scates preceded her in death on Sept. 3, 2000.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and LeVeda Scates of Dexter; three daughters and sons-in-law, Doris and Paul Yates of Dudley, Betty and Leo Hayes of Wappapello, Patty and Jerry Grable of Poplar Bluff; three sisters, Vivian Merideth and Glenda Propst, both of Bloomfield, and Mary Brown of Texas; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles Choat, Howard Choat and Isaac Choat; and one sister, Jean Mattingly.
Visitation will take place at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb, 4, 2011, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Lambert officiating.
Interment will follow in the Dudley Cemetery in Dudley, Mo.