MaryBelle Gatlin, 87 of Leavenworth, Kansas passed away peacefully, Sunday April 15, 2012 at the Kansas City Hospice House & Palliative Care.
She was born October 6, 1924 to Herbert and Mary Carter in Leavenworth County. As a lifelong resident of Leavenworth, she attended Leavenworth public schools and married US Army (Sgt) Theodis R Gatlin Sr. December 31, 1942. Together they raised five children and shared life together until his death in 1984.
She is survived by: five children, Theodis Gatlin, Jr. (Emma) of Shawnee, Kansas, Winona Delores Ware of Detroit, Michigan, Ever Elaine Cadet (Max) of Los Angeles, California, Cynthia Gatlin of Stockton, California and Ricardo Gatlin, of Leavenworth; a sister, Janie Davis (Robert) of Leavenworth; a sister-in-law, Lillian Carter of Leavenworth; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside Services and Interment: 10:00 A.M. Monday, VA Leavenworth National Cemetery. The Family suggests memorial gifts to American Stroke Foundation, 5950 Dearborn, Mission, Kansas or www.americanstroke.org.