Betty Stefane Gates, 77, of Mt. Carmel, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2013, under the care of Hospice of Wake County and the staff at Woodland Terrace, Assisted Living in Cary, N.C.
Betty was born in Harrisburg on Jan. 13, 1936, one of two children of Tony and Elizabeth (Takas) Stefane. Her parents have pre-deceased her.
She graduated from Eldorado High School in 1953. She married John Ed Gates on Nov. 27, 1959, in Eldorado. He was teaching in Mt. Carmel and she then moved to Mt Carmel. John preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 2010.
Betty worked at Old National Bank for 41 years before retiring as vice president. Betty was also active in her local Chapter of Desk And Derrick, serving in a variety of positions including president. She was a member of Ridgeway Eastern Star and the Quilting Club in Mt. Carmel. She enjoyed embroidering and appliqueing quilts.
She is survived by her sister, Joan S Scott and her husband Jack of Cary, N.C.; a niece, Stacey S. Will and husband Tom Will; and their children Claire and Sam Will of North Carolina.
Visitation with family and friends will be held 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday June 21, 2013, at Short Funeral Home.
Funeral Service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday June 22, 2013, at Short Funeral Home, followed with graveside services at Lindale Cemetery Eldorado.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church of Mt. Carmel or Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, N.C. 27607-6372.
Condolences may be made online at www.short-cunninghamfh.com.