Mary Louise Bates Topeka

Paid family tribute

services for Mary Louise Bates, 91, Topeka, will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Penwell-Gabel Southeast Chapel, 2843 S.E. Minnesota, Topeka. After the service, family and friends will remain in the chapel until 6 p.m. to enjoy fellowship. Private inurnment will take place in Riverside Cemetery, Spencer, Ind.

She died Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, at a Topeka hospital.

The family suggests memorials to the Red Carpet Program of the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th Ave., Topeka, KS 66604; the Cat Association of Topeka, 1719 S.W. Gage Blvd., Topeka, KS 66604; the music department of First Presbyterian Church, 817 S.W. Harrison St., Topeka, KS 66612; or the Topeka Festival Singers, P.O. Box 4185, Topeka, KS 66604.

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This information was provided to the Journal-World as a paid tribute.