Mary Lou Bates daughter of the late Hattie Bell Flowers Price and Oscar Watson Price was born at Redford, Missouri, on August 14, 1920. She departed this life at Hospice Family Care, in Gilbert, Arizona, on March 6, 2012, at the age of 91.
Mary Lou moved to Arizona in 1990. She enjoyed camping with her grandchildren, going to yard sales and flea markets. Mary enjoyed traveling around Arizona and she was a member of the Christian Church in Glendale. She was active and the Casa Del Sol Senior Community Center where she enjoyed all the activities.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Robert Loren Bates, one daughter, Mary Catherine Bates, and four brothers, Melvin, William, Harvey and Leroy Price, and three sisters, Sadie May, Mildred and Juanita.
Mary is survived by one sister, Eva Loeta Burke of St. Louis, two grandchildren, Robert Loren Bates of St. Louis, Jon William Roer of New Jersey, and one great-grandchild, Nicolas George Bates of St. Louis. Mary will be deeply missed by her family that will mourn her passing.
Graveside services: Saturday, March 10th at 1 PM at Price Cemetery
Minister: Jim Stewart
Arrangements by McSpadden Funeral Home, Ellington, Missouri