Janet May Gates

Janet May Gates

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 held 5-8 p.m. today, July 31, 2020 at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent by visiting www.sunsetparkersburg.com.