February 26, 1935 – August 9, 2014
Myra Gates, 79, passed away on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Bright Kavanagh House in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at McLaren’s Chapel with burial at Resthaven Cemetery.
Myra was born February 26, 1935 in Keokuk, IA to Myron and Cecil (Summers) Davis. She lived in Des Moines for 47 years and was a Closer for Iowa Realty. Myra was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, where she was a Deacon and a Stephen’s Minister. She enjoyed reading, gardening and loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Myra is survived by her four children, Bruce (Karen) Gates, Jay (Linda) Gates, Jill (Bob) Madonia and Tim (Stephanie) Gates all of Des Moines; sixteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and sister, Donna (Louis “Bud”) Betts of Keokuk. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Gates; a grandson, Christopher; sister, Betty McKinley and brother, Richard Davis.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at McLaren’s Chapel. Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Central Iowa.Information provided by: McLarens Resthaven Chapel and Mortuary 801 19th Street West Des Moines, IA 50265 www.dignitymemorial.com