MARY ANNE SCATES, of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, was born November 30, 1935, in Eureka Springs, to William Roy and Ester Nadine (Clark) Helms. She departed this life on Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Fayetteville, Arkansas, at the age of 83 years.
On December 29, 1951, she was united in marriage with Oscar Scates, her loving husband of 67 years, who survives her. She is also survived by her children, Sandy Tigerstrom of Kansas City, Kansas, Robin Miller of Eureka Springs, Tony Scates of Rogers, Jim Scates of Independence, Missouri, and Lori Butler of Eureka Springs.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Nadine Helms.
Mary Anne was a loving wife and mother, a devoted member of her church and a great historian of her beloved hometown.
Visitation will be Wednesday, April 24, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at the First Assembly of God Church in Eureka Springs. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at the First Assembly of God Church in Eureka Springs with Pastor Rod Madding officiating. Interment will follow the service in the Marshall Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to Women’s Ministries of First Assembly of God, 350 Frontage Rd, Eureka Springs, AR 72632. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com. “Softly and tenderly Jesus called her name and makes a home for her in Heaven”