Gilbert Wayne Bates

Private family services for Gilbert Wayne Bates, 67, Lecompton, will take place at a later date.

He died Monday, January 25, 2016, at DaVita Dialysis Center, Lawrence.

Gilbert was born June 29, 1948 to Virgil Lee Bates and Helen Louise (Hodson) Bates.

Gilbert spent most of his life in and around Lecompton, KS. He graduated from Lecompton High School in May of 1966. Soon after graduation, he went to work for Hallmark Cards in Lawrence. In 2000, he had to take early retirement due to health.

Gilbert leaves behind his mother, 3 sisters, Edna and husband (John Curran), Judy and husband (John Bryant) and Rita and husband (Steve Fisher), 7 nephews, 2 nieces, 6 great nephews, 14 great nieces and 2 great great nephews.

Gilbert will be greatly missed.

Memorials may be made to DaVita Dialysis Center in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.