Jean Louise Cates

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Jean Louise Cates, age 66, of Giltner, passed away on Monday, July 20, 2015 at home.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 24 at the United Methodist Church of Giltner. Rev. Mahlon Richardson will officiate. Interment will be in the Giltner Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church, 418 N. Derby Ave. Giltner.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to be designated at a later date.  Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at
Jean Louise Cates, the daughter of William Jack and Norma Jeanne (Benson) Robertshaw, was born in Hastings, on October 6, 1948 and passed away in Giltner, on July 20, 2015, at the age of 66.
She grew up in Giltner and graduated from Giltner High School.  Jean was united in marriage to John W. Cates on July 2, 1966 at Giltner. Jean and John had two sons:  Les and Rex.  Jean worked at the CAAP Ordinance Plant in Grand Island, Interstate Holiday Inn, 3-D in Doniphan and retired from CNH in Grand Island.
Jean was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Giltner and the Red Cross Bloodmobile.  She enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s ball games and activities.  Jean loved to read and was an avid Husker fan.
She was preceded in death by her father, William; two brothers, Barry Robertshaw and Jack Robertshaw.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, John of Giltner; two sons, Leslie Cates and friend, Ammie Holtzen and Rex (Kerry) Cates, all of Giltner; 5 grandchildren, Brittney Bills, John Cates, Colin Cates, Jessica Janzen and Trevor Cates; one great-granddaughter, Kyndall Cates and mother, Norma Robertshaw of Giltner. She is also survived by two brothers, Jerry (Mary Jane) Robertshaw and Tom Robertshaw, all of Giltner; two sisters, Paula Omel and Peggy (Patrick) Bell, all of Giltner, two sisters-in-law, Jeanne Robertshaw and Christina Robertshaw, both of Aurora and numerous nieces and nephews.

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