Arletta M. Gates

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Arletta M. Gates
86, of Canton passed away Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. Arletta was born in Freeland, Mich. on Sept. 16, 1926, the daughter of the late Harvey and Catherine (Schwalm) Hill, also preceded in death by her husband. William Gates, two sisters and five brothers. Employed as a telephone operator at the Massillon State Hospital for 15 years retiring in 1990. A member of the Grace Brethren Church of North Canton.
Survived by a daughter Sharon Miller of North Canton; two sons, Timothy (Rosemary) and Jack Rexrode, both of Canton; seven grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Arletta Gates was most certainly a servant of Jesus Christ. It was evident in how she interacted with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and even her great-great-grandson! She was a prayer warrior for them, friends, neighbors and shut-ins. You couldn't have a conversation with her without hearing how her heart was burdened for others. She loved getting visits, phone calls and cards, and was faithful in sending cards to others. She loved gardening, baking, cooking, playing the organ, singing and writing poetry. She was a Godly example to many and has left a wonderful legacy behind. Arletta is now fully whole and at peace with her Lord whom she loved with all her heart! Precious in the sight of the Lord Is the death of His saints. (Psalms 116:15 NKJV)
Funeral Services will be held in the Canton Baptist Temple, 515 Whipple Ave. NW, Canton 44708 at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 9, with Rev. Delaney Young, grandsons, Pastor Brandon "BJ" Boosz and Pastor Tom Eames officiating. Friends may call in the church Thursday from 6-8 p.m. and Friday one hour prior to services. Burial in Warstler Cemetery. You may add your condolences on our website at
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Published in The Repository from Aug. 6 to Aug. 7, 2013