Madeline Mae Gates, 85, of Milton, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, at her home.
She was born Sept. 25, 1930, in Union County, a daughter of the late Cyrus and Kathryn (Paige) Turner. She married Lloyd Edward Gates Sr., who preceded her in death on June 2, 1985.
Madeline attended Lewisburg schools.
Earlier in life, she worked for the Milton Shoe Company as a line supervisor and later at the Blue Note as a bartender. Madeline also worked at the All American Truck Plaza as a salad prep.
Madeline enjoyed gardening, but most importantly, she loved taking care of her grandchildren.
Surviving are her children, Michael Gates and his wife, Cindy, of New Columbia, Jacqueline Stach and her husband, Charles, of White Deer and Annalisa Foulds and her companion, Norman Fogelman III, of Milton; one brother, Cyrus Turner Jr., of Shelton, Wash.; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by two sons, Lloyd E. Gates Jr. and William B. Gates; two daughters, Mary Dauberman and Patricia A. Gates; two grandchildren, Michelle and Eddie; one great-grandchild, Claire; and five siblings, Arthur and Jerry Turner, Mary Wallize, Anna Kepler and a sister in infancy.
Friends will be received from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, 106 S. Second St., Lewisburg, where the funeral will be held at 2 p.m.
Burial will follow in Mazeppa Union Cemetery.
The family will provide flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to Columbia Montour Home Health and Hospice, 410 Glen Ave. Suite 200, Bloomsburg, PA 17815.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.cronrathgrenoblefuneralhome.com.
Published on September 12, 2016