Patricia Louise (Bates) Stapleton

April 12, 1925 — February 1, 2020

Patricia Louise (Bates) Stapleton

Patricia Louise (Bates) Stapleton, age 94 of Hemlock, passed away on Saturday, February 1st, 2020. She was born to the late Marlin Clark Bates Sr. and late Elizabeth Antonie (Frana) Bates on April 12th, 1925. Patricia was preceded in death by her husband Robert George Stapleton, oldest son, John Scott Stapleton, her siblings Perry Bates, Marlin C. Bates Jr., Anita Bates Fox, Betsy Bates Marks and niece & best friend Dianne Felsing. Patricia graduated from Saginaw High School and attended Saint Marys School of Nursing in Saginaw, Michigan after graduation. She served as a Registered Nurse in the Army Nurse Cadet Corp in World War II. Patricia met her late husband, Robert George Stapleton during a hospital stay at St. Marys in Saginaw. She married the love of her life, Robert on December 31, 1946. Patricia was predeceased by her loving husband of 35 years. The couple lived their entire lives in Hemlock where they raised their 5 children, the late John Scott Stapleton (Mary Jo), Nelson Thomas Stapleton (Mary Anne), Beth Ann Daugherty (Roger), Jay Leo Stapleton (Mary Cashen) and Martha Elizabeth Henning (Damien). Patricia a loving mother and homemaker, hosted many bridge clubs, birthday parties, Thanksgiving dinners and Christmas Eve celebrations at the family home. She enjoyed reading, traveling, summers in Michigan and their summer homes on Torch Lake. Patricias 18 grandchildren were one of the greatest joys of her life. Sherri, Melissa, Krista, Heather, Robert, Sarah, Colleen, Blake, Joel, Molly, Jaye Marie, Bridget, Alicia, Bobby, Derek, Gerard, Raymond and Elizabeth spent many hours rocking, singing, going places, laughing and just hanging out with Gramma Pat at Torch Lake and in the family room in Hemlock. Patricia kept her spirit going with her 30 great-grandchildren. Rocking, singing, laughing and play dates in the family room. Patricias passing will leave a void in many lives. May her stories and songs continue for many years to come. Funeral liturgy will take place at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 5,2020 at St. John XXIII Parish, St. Marys Catholic Church, 151 St. Marys Dr., Hemlock. Fr. Michael Steltenkamp will officiate assisted by Deacon Librado Gayton with burial at St. Marys Cemetery. Friends may visit with family on Wednesday at church from 11:00a.m. until the time of the funeral liturgy. Those planning an expression of sympathy please consider St. John XXIII Parish, St Marys Catholic Church or a charity of your choice instead of flowers.

Funeral Home:
W. L. Case and Company Mackinaw Funeral Chapel
4480 Mackinaw Road
Saginaw, MI
US 48603
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