IVA ANNETTE GATES
January 13, 2021
Iva Annette was born on February 8, 1938, in Alva, Oklahoma, to Theodore Rucker and Iva Grace (Maltbie) Rucker. Iva passed away at Share Medical Center on January 10, 2021, due to complications from double pneumonia. After losing their parents at a young age, she and her brother were lovingly raised by their Aunt Alvina (Maltbie) Talley and Uncle Paul Talley on a farm north of Amorita.
Iva loved playing basketball and loved to talk about when her Amorita Cardinals won the Oklahoma State Championship. After graduating from Amorita High School, lva attended Northwestern Oklahoma State Univer...