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Elaine Cates

Obituary for Elaine Cates

September 2, 1956 - May 21, 2017
Indianapolis, Indiana | Age 60

Loving Sister & Aunt


Elaine Cates, 60, of Indianapolis, passed away May 21, 2017. She was born September 2, 1956 in Indianapolis. She was a graduate of Harry E. Wood High School. Elaine served as the Senior Program Coordinator at Southeast Community Services until her retirement. She was a beloved member of her Fountain Square Community, where she was often referred to as the Mayor of Fountain Square. She was a passionate leader for many volunteer events in her Fountain Square Community. Elaine had a big personality and an even bigger heart; because of these attributes she had never met a stranger. Elaine had a contagious smile and laugh that brought others countless amounts of joy.

Elaine is survived by sister Nancy Gourley; brother Roger Cates; nieces Lynn Cates; Danielle (Brian) Watts; nephew Cody Gourley; Great niece Lindsay Owen and Jalyn Morgan; Great great nephew Ryker Owen, and countless friends who turned into family. She was preceded in death by her parents Jimmy and Lallie Mae Cates.

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