Archive for Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Edward E. Gates Sr.

December 14, 2004


Services for Edward E. Gates Sr., 63, Linwood, will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Lawrence Funeral Chapel. Cremation is 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 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" Jr., Lansing, and David, Leavenworth; a daughter, Patricia Brown, Leavenworth; five brothers, John, North Kansas City, Mo., Lee, De Soto, Charles, Killeen, Texas, Ted, 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, died earlier.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and until 8 p.m. after the service at the funeral chapel.

The family suggests memorials to Toys for Tots, sent in care of the funeral chapel.

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