Mary E. Bates (nee Poor), age 93 of Shaker Hts., OH. Beloved wife of John L. Bates; loving mother of Cindy L. Gamble of Cleveland Hts. and Nancy A. Dorenkott (Ken) of Pagosa Springs, CO; dearest grandmother of Grace M. Gamble of Ferndale, MI; dear aunt of Rex Boise, Bruce Boise, Gay Bisheimer (Joe), Susan Smith, LeAnn Poor, Rick Bates, Sandy Bates (dec.) and Allen Poor, Jr. (dec.); sister of Allen Poor, Ursula Boise (dec.) and William Poor (dec.). She was beloved by her family and friends; homemaker, medical technician, and volunteer for the Episcopal Church for over 50 years. Contributions may be made in her name to St. Francis Ministries via their website : https://saintfrancisministries.org/services/. A private service will be conducted for the family.