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Dorothea “Dottie” R. Bates

East Alton 03/24/2014

Dorothea “Dottie” R. Bates, 87, of East Alton, IL, died at 5:30 p.m. Mon. Mar. 24, 2014 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL.

She was born Mar. 14, 1927 in Pittsfield, IL to Mr. & Mrs. Rowley.

She and John Junior Bates were married in Pittsfield in 1946.  He preceded her in death in 1972.

Dottie worked at Ramada Inn for 20 years in housekeeping before retiring and was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by: a son and daughter-in-law, Charles W. & Linda Bates of East Alton, a daughter and son-in-law Pamela & Michael Icke of Caseyville, IL, 4 grandchildren, Christine L. (Ron C. Dolan) Bates, Amy M. (Dennis M.) Gardner, Charles “Chucky” W. Garland and Reanee Richmond, 9 great-grandchildren, and a sister Adrian Johnson of New Minden, IL.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Hogan and 2 brothers, Glen & Carl Rowley.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thur. Mar. 27, 2014 at Paynic Home for Funerals.  Burial will be private.

Memorials may be made to the family in care of Charles Bates.

Online guestbook may be found at

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