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3915 Dacoma St.
Suite E
Houston, TX 77092
Phone: 713-344-0764
Fax: 888-281-0550
Lillian Kates

Lillian Kates

Sunday, October 25, 1931 Monday, January 27, 2020

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Obituary for Lillian "Sam" Kates

Lillian “Sam” Kates 88, of Houston, passed away January 27, 2020 of natural causes at home surrounded by family.

She was born October 25, 1931, in Rochester, New York. On January 4, 1950 she wed Richard F. Polmanteer.

Besides raising eight children, Lillian worked as a Swim Instructor and Private Investigator. She enjoyed spending time with her family, swimming, church activities, and traveling.

Lillian is preceded in death by her parents John and Pearl Kates, her sister Edna Hartman, former spouse Richard F. Polmanteer, and son Richard L. Polmanteer.

She is survived in death by her seven children: Michael Polmanteer (Mary Kay) of Steilacoom WA, Michelle Polmanteer of Heber Springs AR, Cheryle Hogwood (George) of Buchannan Dam TX, Denise Greer of Baytown TX, David Polmanteer (Jane) of Bozeman MT, John Polmanteer of Houston TX, and Jeffery Polmanteer (Donna) of Houston TX. 13 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, 2 nephews, and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to any charity of your choice.

The Viewing and Funeral Service will be held the same day on February 1, 2020 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 3000 Broadway Street, Houston, Texas 77017.

Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m.

Note: Viewing of the deceased will precede the Funeral Service between the hours of 1:00 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.
A private dinner will follow the service in the reception hall for family and invited guests

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    February 1, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
    3000 Broadway Street
    Houston, TX
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    February 1, 2020
    2:00pm
    Note: Viewing of the deceased will precede the Funeral Service between the hours of 1:00 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.

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Love your FAVORITE CHILDREN, Denise & John and Erica, Jerry, Zackery, and John sent flowers to the family of Lillian "Sam" Kates.
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Love your FAVORITE CHILDREN, Denise & John and Erica, Jerry, Zackery, and John sent flowers to the family of Lillian "Sam" Kates.
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Denise

Mother got her wings Monday, as we celebrate her life today she will be missed.
She taught us so many life lessons that I use to this day.
Love you
Denise
Comment | Posted at 11:45am via Condolence
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glenn

"Sam" was a beautiful person inside and out. She will always be in our hearts- and will be sorely missed- The world lost a special person and she earned her wings.

Glenn Russell
Comment | Posted at 08:57am via Condolence
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Love your FAVORITE CHILDREN, Denise & John

To the woman who gave us life, showed us love, taught us life lessons, and share the many memories we will hold onto forever! We love you Mom!
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Love your FAVORITE CHILDREN, Denise & John purchased the Gracious Lavender Basket for the family of Lillian Kates.
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Erica, Jerry, Zackery, and John

We hope your new adventure is everything you dreamed of and more! To the BEST Sam'ma in the world! We were blessed to call you ours! We love you!
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Erica, Jerry, Zackery, and John purchased flowers for the family of Lillian Kates.
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We will miss you. With love, Your Teammates at Hill Country Masters Swim Team
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