Gia Revé Bates 68, of Columbus, Kan. passed away April 10, 2011 at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Missouri.

 Gia was born May 7, 1942 in Pittsburg, Kan., the daughter of Max and Georgia (Gilbert) Bates. She received her MSW degree from Ohio State University in 1966. In 1968 she earned the credentials for ACSW and in 1987 a LSCSW and became a Board Certified Diplomat in Clinical Social Work. She worked for 20 years in Dayton, Ohio at Ohio Children’s Services and Family Services Association. She worked at Labette County Mental Health services for 18 years and retired in 1986.

 Survivors include her mother Georgia Bates of Columbus, sister Gay Morgan and husband Robert, two nieces, two nephews, three great-nieces, six great-nephews and one very special great-great niece Leah Martin.

 Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Murdock Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Clarence Newman officiating. Interment will follow in Park Cemetery. Condolences may be left at