1951 Gloria 2020

Gloria Anne Bates

July 4, 1951 — July 9, 2020

Gloria Anne Bates, age 69, of Norman, passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2020.

She was born on July 4, 1951, in Evansville, Indiana, the daughter of Robert Leo Pike and Doris Jean Kellner Pike. On June 28, 1984, she married the love of her life, Donald Bates. She was preceded in death by her parents.

After working many years, she retired from Munro Shoe Factory in Hot Springs. She deeply loved taking care of her animals and her flowers, almost as much as she loved her family. She was a strong and independent woman in her faith of God. Gloria was truly the matriarch of her family, and she spent every day of her life loving and giving of herself to her family. She will truly be missed by all who were fortunate enough to have had her in their life.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Donald Bates of Norman; her daughter, Janice Veorster of Norman; ex-son-in-law, Randy Hassen of Norman; her daughter, Kara Ramsey of North Little Rock; ex-son-in-law, David Boring of Hot Springs; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Krystin Boring, Samantha and Cheston Wehunt, Jennifer Goodwin, Bentley Decamp, Dylan and Kelly Boring, Brady Wehunt and Tiffany Boring; nine great-grandchildren, MaKenzie Wehunt, Chandler Decamp, Jacob Goodwin, Johnny Goodwin, Jr., Jazmyne Goodwin, Elizabeth Goodwin, Samantha Goodwin, Derek Boring and Harper Boring; two brothers-in-law, Ronald Bates of Norman and DeWayne Bates of Jessieville; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and a host of wonderful friends.

Visitation will be held Monday, July 13, 2020, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM, in the Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Glenwood. Social distancing directives will be in place with no more than 50 persons at any one time in the funeral home chapel. You must avoid all physical contact and attendees 10 years of age or older must be wearing a face covering to enter.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Arkansas State Library-Jeff Kersey, the doctors, nurses and staff of CHI St. Vincent Hospital-Hot Springs, Lindcare of Hot Springs, the staff of Buck’s Pharmacy, Glenwood and Hanger Clinic of Hot Springs.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home and Crematory, Glenwood.

Guest registry is at www.davis-smith.com.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Gloria Anne Bates, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Monday, July 13, 2020

6:00 - 6:00pm

Davis-Smith Funeral Home - Glenwood

209 N 3rd St, Glenwood, AR 71943

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