19 junio , 193029 julio , 2020

Janet May Gates, 90, of Washington went to be with the Lord on July 29, 2020 at home after a long illness. Janet was born in Parkersburg on June 19, 1930 to the late Lawrence Schultz and Jessie Lemley Schultz. In addition to her parents, Janet was preceded in death by her brother, John Schultz. Janet was a member of the New England Baptist Church, Washington where she sang in the Choir. She was employed as a Wood County School Cook, and an avid quilter. Janet enjoyed camping, watching the sunset. She loved sitting on her porch, and loved cooking for her family around the holidays. Janet was known for her kind heart and generous spirit. She especially loved her family and was always giving, never asking for anything in return. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 69 years, Kenneth Gates, at home; children, Judy McDonald (Mac) of Washington, Belinda Law (Steve) of Parkersburg, Bert Carlson (Barry) of Harrison, Ohio, Keith Gates (Bo) of Washington, and Brian Gates (Becky) of Washington; sister, June Cain of Washington; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and host of friends. Service will be 2:00pm Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, 1934 Dupont Road, Parkersburg, WV. with Pastor Roger G. Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens, Parkersburg. A gathering of family and friends will be 5-8pm Friday, July 31, 2020 at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent by visiting


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Debby Krieg

13 agosto , 2020

I have Just learned of the passing of your mother. I will always remember the times I stayed all night with you Judy, when we were in grade school at Washington bottom. Those were always special times, staying all night at each other houses growing up. Your mom was always so kind and generous to me. I know my mom was excited to welcome a Familiar face in heaven when she arrived. I can just hear them talking about us when we were kids, Oh, the stories they are telling. lol. lol. I know how you will miss her. Hugs Judy and all the kids. She was a wonderful mother.
Debby McMurray Krieg.

David Huddle

1 agosto , 2020

Please accept our heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your mother. While growing up in the Gardens I remember her as a "rock". Never hurried or frazzled, always a clean house even with two sons and every kid in the neighborhood playing in the yard. I don't remember her yelling at us either; but I'm sure she did and we would have deserved it, just a bunch of boys making noise but she never lost her composure. A "rock"for all us kids in the Gardens and her family.

David and Sherry Huddle

Gerald, Ruth, Steve & Jeff Simmons

1 agosto , 2020

Janet was such a treasure to the community, and a cherished neighbor. We have so many fond memories reaching through the years, and Janet will be missed by many.

Much love, prayers, and condolences to Kenneth and the family in this difficult time. We are blessed to have had Janet and each of you in our lives.

Gerald, Ruth, Steve & Jeff Simmons

Carol Camp

31 julio , 2020

Such a sweet sweet lady that always had a smile on her face. She will be a perfect fit for heavens choir as she always lifted up ours at church. I am so happy to know, there is one more angel among us. Going to miss you Janet.

James and Dana Cunningham

31 julio , 2020

Janet was a good friend, a dear person . Her kids and our kids grew up together. Such great memories!

Priscilla Brady

31 julio , 2020

I was blessed to have known such a wonderful lady. She will be missed.

Abbie Cunningham Burch

31 julio , 2020

I have many happy neighborhood memories of Janet singing as she went about her housework.

Prayers and Condolences to all of you.


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