Fairbank-Beatrice (Bea) Isabelle Bates, of Oelwein formerly of Fairbank, died Friday, August 19, at Grandview HealthCare Center in Oelwein.
She was born June 18, 1921 at Oneal, Nebraska, daughter of Ernest Marion and Lillian Mae (Stahly) Harris.
She married Kenneth Bates on November 17, 1944.
Survived by: Two daughters: Paula (Clifford) Reed, Oelwein and Marsha (Tony) Sherbon, Marengo. Two sons: Kerry (Dee) Bates, Lovett, TX and Edward Bates, Oelwein. 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren
Preceded in death by: her husband, Kenneth, September 1997 and one sister, Marie Harris.
Services: at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24, at Woods Funeral Home, Fairbank, with inurnment in the Fairbank Cemetery. Family will greet friends and family on Tuesday at the funeral home from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m and one hour before services on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the family.