Obituaries

Bonnie Cates

March 18, 1932 - February 27, 2018

Service Date: March 2, 2018

Funeral Home Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs

Cemetery Old Union Cemetery

  • Visitation: 10-11a, Friday, March 2, 2018, at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs
  • Funeral Service: 11a, Friday, March 2, 2018, at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs
  • Burial: Old Union Cemetery

Bonnie C Cates, 85, of Excelsior Springs, passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2018, in Excelsior Springs, MO.

Visitation will be Friday, March 2, 2018, from 10a-11a at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00. Burial will be in Old Union Cemetery, following the funeral.

Bonnie was born March 18, 1932, in Knoxville, MO. She is the daughter of the late James Augustus and the late Laura Mae (Daniels) Nolker. She married Robert G Cates on May 31, 1949, in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, who was preceded her in death August 1, 2004. Bonnie and Robert were blessed with two daughters, Glenda and Rhonda.

Bonnie worked for several years in the warehouse at Hallmark. She enjoyed spending time with her family, and was very proud of her six granddaughters.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Bonnie was preceded in death by her daughter, Glenda Carrol Cates-Stephenson, and five brothers.

She is survived by one daughter: Rhonda and Wayne Long of Rayville, MO; one sister: Nora Hutchenson; six granddaughters: Carrol Bryant, Misty Gallagher, Kristy Giles, Kelly Outersky, Shana Cook, and Erin Long; 18 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family or to the Alzheimer’s Association, Heart of America Chapter, 3846W 75th St, Prairie Village, KS 66208, http://www.alz.org/kansascity/

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