Feb 28, 1934 - Jan 20, 2013 OKLAHOMA CITY Mavis Marie Bates went to be with our Lord on January 20, 2013. Mavis was born February 28, 1934, in Arkansas City, Kansas, to Frank and Minnie Stockton. She was preceded in death by her father; mother; her husband, Joseph Bates; daughter, Sandra Beard; brother, Louie Stockton; sister, Betty Reese; and brother-in-law, Ted Reese. She is survived by her sister, Jean Prothro, Arkansas City, KS; sister-in-law, Charlene Stockton, Galena, KS; children: Ron Bates and wife Velma, Sheree Riddell, of OKC; Randy Bates, Irmo, SC; grandchildren: Crystal Parizek and husband Jason, Gallatin, TN; Cody Riddell and wife April, Weatherford; Lauren King and husband Sean, Little Rock, AR; Kayte Rush and husband Chris, Lexington; and Angela Bates, OKC; great-grandchildren: Caden, Teagan, Payton Parizek; Grayson and Graham Riddell; Christopher and Cameron Rush; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and dear friends. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 26, 2013, 2 p.m. at Sara Road Baptist Church in Yukon, OK.
Published in The Oklahoman on Jan. 24, 2013