Maureen Sue Bates

maureen bates
Maureen "Mo" Sue Bates, age 76, of San Antonio, TX passed away surrounded by her children and family on Sunday, March 5, 2017. She was born April 5, 1940 in Oshkosh, WI and graduated from Neenah High School. She was preceded in death by her parents; Lyle Jones and Mildred Hanstad; brother, Frank Jones; and her husband Dale Bates. Mo loved and was loved by her family and friends and will be missed by them. She adored her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed playing shuffle board and Texas Hold'em with her friends, loved the San Antonio SPURS and Green Bay Packers. Maureen is survived by her children, Michael Reinert and his wife, Rosa, and Linda Turner and her husband Bill; grandchildren, Jason Reinert and his wife Missy, and Colton Hester and his wife Lisa; great grandchildren Edward Reinert and Owen Reinert, and Caden Hester and Evie Hester; her brothers and sisters, Pat Fitzsimmons, Kathleen Heyvaert, Bill Jones (Laurie), Jim Jones (Carol), Andy Jones (Vickie), John Jones(Pam), Mike Jones (Peach), Laurie Anderson, and dozens of nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00am on Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Lux Funeral Home Chapel, 1254 Business 35 N., New Braunfels, TX 78130.

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  1. This most beautiful woman could lighten up any mood. Her outgoing personality, the contagious laugh and her no holds bar attitude made her so lovable. I guess I met her almost 20 years ago and was fortunate enough to play on her team for a few years. We played out of Netta’s then went to Cooteys and we always had a great time. She had a love of life and lived it to the fullest. Her heart was huge and she is going to be missed by so many. I love you Mo, and the world is going to miss you!

  2. Linda, Bill, Mike and Rosa I am deeply sorry for your loss. Mo was my best friend and I will miss her also. I will always remember the trips we made together and the golf we played years ago. She taught my Mom and I how to play “chicken foot”. I will think of her when I play it again. My sister and her 3 daughters loved Mo also. She went to many of my families get to gathers. With all my Love, Peggy Tallman

  3. My dear Sister Maureen, I will miss her very much…especially our long phone visits. I will think of her as a star in the night sky. Sometimes I can see her and sometimes I can’t…but she is always there. Our love won’t go away, she will walk beside me every day…unseen, unheard, but always near ! Love, Sister Pat

  4. Mo was a wonderful lady ..she and my sister Peggy were great friends…Go Spurs Go…Will miss u Mo

  5. Almighty God, who has dominion over life and death, grant to us the grace to remember with love and reverence our valiant and honored departed member Maureen “Mo” Bates. Grant peace and eternal rest to those who have gone before us, and make us ready for that last hour. Strengthen and console those in sorrow and bestow upon us Your everlasting blessing. Amen. Maureen was a 22 year member of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 592. Draping of the Unit Charter will take place Friday afternoon at 5pm. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 592

  6. Awe. So sad. One favorite memory and testimony to Mo is when my family lived in Austin during the 80’s. I would ask my girls what they wanted to do for their birthdays. Julie Bates Nall and Traci Bates Medlin always said they wanted to have their birthdays at Popo and Mo’s! Those were just a few of the many great times we had with her. Prayers and comfort for all her kids and grandkids through this time. Thinking of you Linda and Bill and Colton.

  7. Everyone in our poker group loved having Mo around. Always laughing even in a “bad beat” situation. I will miss her and our talks together and especially our trip together. May you find comfort in knowing how much she meant to our “group”.

  8. It was beautiful to have fun alongside our friend MO. She always stood out in our poker family with her great character, smile, and big heart. We now know you have departed to another life but will always be kept in our hearts and mind. You now have God by your side. RIP

  9. Mo, oh how I will miss her. She was spunky, funny,sweet, competitive and just fun to hang with. She was a good poker player and loved to play. She will be missed.

  10. My deeply felt condolences to MO’s family. She and I were friends from playing cards together. One of my favorite memories of my time spent with Mo is when we went and tried out for the Wheel of Fortune together. We had such a fun day together. We laughed all day long. She was such a positive and happy person. I will truly miss her. G-d bless her soul.

  11. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you celebrate Mo’s exceptional life. I knew her as a great friend to my Aunt Peggy Tallman and was a part of at my promotion to General and our oldest sons wedding. I will always remember her genuine smile, fun loving sense of adventure, and kind heart. Heaven has truly gained another Angel. Spread the love up there Mo.

  12. She was a very good person. But you know that. A great neighbor who really cared. She will be missed.

  13. Mo ,, so many things to say about the most wonderful person i have ever had a chance to know. a loving wife mother, and grandma. mo loved life and was always looking for tomorrow when she could be with her friends to have good game of texas holdem or to meet her shuffle board team for a tournament. She shared so much of time with friends,,but her children and grandchildren came first then a good UT game and never missed her packers. We will miss you mo.

  14. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you celebrate Mo’s life. She was a special friend to our family and best friend to my Aunt Peggy. I fondly recall a few times that Mo joined in our family’s celebrations throughout the year. Aunt Peg, Mo and I had a lot of fun together in a day trip we took to Corpus a few years back! Mo had an infectious laugh and you always felt better just by being around her. My family will miss her sweet smile…. I’m sure she and my Grandma Gertie will be laughing and living the external life as big as the state of Texas in heaven. Wishing you all peace and love in these difficult days ahead.

  15. I am shocked to find my friend has left us. I had no idea until I went to Facebook and my condolences to her family. She and I had breast surgery one day apart and we jokingly called ourselves bosom buddies. We shared our experiences together. I played a lot of poker with her and brought her a red card cover souvenir from Las Vegas. I still have a photo of us at a VFW poker tournament. I am sad we didn’t stay in touch. She was fun and full of laughter and that is how I will remember her.

  16. Just heard about Maureen’s passing and will miss her a lot. We had been friends since I first went to work at Tesoro in 1972 and stayed in touch through the years and had many fun times together. Sorry I didn’t know about the service as I would like to have attended. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family she loved so much.

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