Amy J. Gates – Monticello, formerly of Hopkinton

Amy Jo Gates, 68, of Monticello, Iowa, formerly of Hopkinton, passed away peacefully of natural causes at Monticello Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, on Sunday, April 26, 2020. She was born on October 27, 1951, in Washington, Iowa, the daughter of Robert L. and N. Gayle (Davis) Gates.  Amy was raised in the Hopkinton area and was a 1970 graduate of Maquoketa Valley High School in Delhi, Iowa.

Amy enjoyed many adventures with family with travels to many states and camping in tents to finally a motor home named “See More”.  Fishing and attending Iowa Hawkeyes games were a must.  Her great love was her many pets, card games and spending time with family

Survivors include one sister, Margaret “Peg” (Larry) Sheppard, of Manchester; nieces and nephews, Mark Sheppard, Doug (Amy) Sheppard, Emily (Mark) Haussmann, Todd (Suelin) Anderson and Jennifer Froehlich; one aunt, Shirley Gates, and several great nieces, nephews and cousins.

Amy was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Daniel James “DJ” Gates.

Memorials can be made to Regional Medical Center, Manchester, Iowa or Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Monticello, Iowa

Because of the current COVID-19 concerns, there will be a Private Family service and Inurnment held at this time.

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