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Crystal 'Sylvia' Cates, 79, Morgantown

Crystal “Sylvia” (Gossling) Cates, 79, passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at her home in Morgantown.

Sylvia was born in Indianapolis July 9, 1934, to Walter and Crystal (Rook) Gossling. She was a 1950 graduate of Morgantown High School and went on to earn her nursing degree from St. Vincent School of Nursing in Indianapolis in 1952. Sylvia married Arthur Curtis Cates Sr. Nov. 12, 1976, in Springfield, Tenn. He preceded her in death June 25, 2004, after 27 loving years of marriage.

Sylvia’s true passion in life was being a registered nurse and being able to help others in need. She retired in 2005 as an RN after 50 years of service working both at Morgan County Hospital and the Johnson County hospital. Sylvia enjoyed the outdoors by working in her flower gardens and walking with her dog, “Reggie.” She loved all animals and enjoyed reading.

She is survived by a niece, Kyle (Steven) DeWeese of Avon; and two stepchildren, Susan Frye of Takoma, Wash., and Arthur C. Cates Jr. of Maple Falls, Wash.

Sylvia was preceded in death by a sister, Veva Snelling.

The Rev. Mark Boardman will conduct a funeral service at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St. in Morgantown. Friends can call from 11 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions can be sent in honor of Sylvia to the Morgan County Humane Society, 690 W. Mitchell Ave., Martinsville, IN 46151.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Cates family at www.meredith-clark.com.

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  • December 19
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • December 19
    Christmas sing-along at The Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 19
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 19
    Live hip hop music at dance barn
    7 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains´╗┐
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West