Clara M. Cates

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Clara M. Cates
Evansville, Indiana
Clara M. Cates, 97, of Evansville passed away Tuesday October 16, 2012 at Angel River Health and Rehabilitation.
Clara was formerly a member of First Christian Church, The Red Hat Society and played with the Kitchen Band. She attended the Kentucky Derby every year, was a University of Kentucky Basketball Fan and enjoyed attending Castle Basketball games where her great grandson played.
Clara was preceded in death by her husband, Otho Cates; sons, Bud and Tom Cates; sisters, Erma Sursa and Alma Godeke; brothers, Gilbert and Wilbur Hein.
Clara is survived by her grandsons, Reg Cates (Julie) of Newburgh, IN and Sam Cates (Jonna) of Dallas, TX; great grandson, Carter Cates of Newburgh, IN; daughters-in-law, Linda Sue Cates of Evansville and Georgia Cates of Oklahoma City, OK; sister-in-law, Lavera Hein of Evansville and nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 4:00 - 7:00 pm Thursday October 18, 2012 at Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel, 800 S. Hebron Ave., Evansville, IN 47714 and from 12:00 - 1:00 pm Friday.
Funeral service will begin at 1:00 pm Friday October 19, 2012 at the funeral home with Rev. Randy Bechtel officiating.
Entombment will be at Park Lawn Mausoleum.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Jan Stamper, Vista Care Hospice and the nurses and staff at Angel River.
Memorial contributions may be made to Vista Care, 323 Metro Ave., Evansville, IN 47715.
Condolences may be made to the family online at

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Published in Courier Press on Oct. 18, 2012
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