Sallie Beth Cates of Kearney, Mo., passed away May 8 2020, after a long and brave battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born April 2, 1956 to Dean and Lucille Cates in Clay County, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Dickie Dean Cates, Billy Joe Cates; and sister, Betty Ann Downing.
She is survived by sisters, Janet Cates, Judy Fishback, Tammy Ritter, and sister in law, Charlotte Cates, all of Kearney; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Sallie was raised on the family farm near Kearney. She graduated from Kearney High School in 1974. Sallie worked for the family business, Cates Auction, was a bar tender for the VFW in Kearney, plus many other jobs through her lifetime.
Sallie was a gifted artist, creative spirit and kind soul.
Cremation at Fry-Bross & Spidle Funeral Home in Kearney with burial in Providence Church Cemetery.
The family will hold a celebration of life at sometime in the future.
Our Sincere Condolences
So sorry for your loss.
I’m so sorry for your loss of Sallie. I went to school with her and she was always so sweet in childhood and adulthood.