Anna M. Gates
84, a resident of Haida Healthcare, Hastings, formerly of LaJose, died February 23, 2020 at Haida. Born February 14, 1936 in Cresson, daughter of the late Sarah Jane (Yost) Hebdon. Preceded in death by husband, Bernard Gates Sr. on December 25, 2009, son, Dennis in 1970, her uncle Frank Yost and her aunt Aggie Yost who raised her, brother, Russell Hebdon, and special cousin, Clayton "Bud" Yost. Survived by children, Bernard Jr. (Diane Howard) of Bellefonte, Barbara "Jeanie" (James) Fickes, of Swansea, IL, and Richard of LaJose, 3 grandchildren; Kelly, Michael and Kristen Fickes, and brother, James (Janice Noonan) Yost of Mississippi. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Deet enjoyed crocheting, cooking and baking. She worked at a shirt factory in Patton, a key punch operator at a bank in New Jersey and for Benjamin Coal Company and retired in 1988. Member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church, Hastings. Friends will be received from 4 until 8 PM Tuesday at the Gibbons Funeral Home, 1688 Liberty St., Ashville, PA 16613, where a Vigil Service will be held Tuesday. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM Wednesday at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Frugality, Rev. Robert Reese, Celebrant. Committal, Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Glasgow. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital in Deet's memory.
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Sandy McCord
Feb 23, 2020
Sending prayers of peace and comfort. Your Mom was my 2nd Mom and will be dearly missed.