Funeral services for Cheryl Kay Oates, 66, of Broken Arrow, were held Monday, March 28, 2016 at Calvary Apostolic Church in Skiatook, OK. Reverend Fred Oates, Jr. officiated and burial was in Rest Haven Cemetery in Sperry, OK. Casket Bearers were Mike Caudle, David Cates, Richard Cates, Tom Caudle, Gene Foster and Matt Caudle. Honorary Casket Bearers were AJ Boris, Tommie Oates, Josh Rooks, Sam Oates and Todd Riddick.
Kay was born September 6, 1949 in Evanston, IL to Tommie Cleo Kirk and Martha Mozelle (Hardcastle) Kelly. She passed away March 24, 2016 in Broken Arrow, OK.
She was a homemaker, wife and mother most of her life. She also worked a number of years at LifeTouch School Photos after her kids were grown. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed providing great meals for her family. She loved taking care of children and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Kay enjoyed reading, playing games and did not mind letting her grandkids win if she was playing with them. Mostly, she loved spending time with her husband, family, grandkids and people she loved.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Rev. Fred and Dr. Melissa Oates of Berryhill; daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and AJ Boris of Broken Arrow; son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Amanda Oates of Prue; grandchildren, Sarah and Rev. Todd Riddick, Anna, Tommie, and Mica Oates, Josh Rooks, Jennifer Rooks, Madison Boris, Hunter Rooks, Hannah, Kendra, Sam, Samuel, and Malachi Oates; great-grandchild, Sailor Jayne; sisters, Jean Cates and husband James of Jenks, and Ann Hobbs of Davenport, IA; brother-in-law, Frank Oates of Turley; sisters-in-law, Diane Torix and husband Bob of Sperry, Frances Foster and husband Eugene of Sperry, and Deni Oates of Turley; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Fred Oates; father, Tommie Kirk; mother, Mozelle Kelly; sisters, June Winsett, Sue Caudle and Jo Donoghue; father and mother-in-law: Kin and Maxine Oates; brothers-in-law, Ray Winsett, Ronnie Caudle, Jim Hobbs, Bo and Billy Jo Oates; sisters-in-law: Barbara Ellen Queen and Barbara Oates.