Mt. Vernon Register-News

September 19, 2013

Annabelle Cates

The Register-News

---- — Annabelle Cates, 89, of Mt. Vernon, died 11:07 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon.

She was born Saturday, Oct. 6, 1923, in Ashley, the daughter of Alva and Mae (McKenzie) Flanagan. She married Cyril Delton Cates on Sept. 8, 1940, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., and he preceded her in death on Sept. 24, 1983.

Annabelle was a homemaker and a member of the Protestant faith. She loved playing bingo.

She is survived by daughter, Sue Ellen Stewart and husband Larry of Mt. Vernon; son, Alvin Lee Cates and wife Sue of Mt. Vernon; brother, Ronnie Flanagan and wife Nancy of Macomb; daughter-in-law, Nita Cates of Mt. Vernon; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sons, Cyril Dean and Jackie Cates; four brothers, Jack, Gene, Richard and Dorman Flanagan; a brother in infancy; two sisters, Gail Capps and Donna “Tiny” Flanagan; and two grandsons, Randy and Eric Cates.

Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the chapel at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn with the Rev. David Schlag officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the chapel at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the donor’s choice and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit for further information and to send condolences.