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Ruth Bates

May 14, 1940 -
October 8, 2020

Ruth L. Bates, age 80 of Ivesdale, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, October 8, 2020 surrounded by her loving family.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ivesdale.  Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Ivesdale.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m.…read more

Ruth L. Bates, age 80 of Ivesdale, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, October 8, 2020 surrounded by her loving family.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ivesdale.  Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Ivesdale.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, October 12, 2020 at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Dr. West, Savoy.

Ruth was born at home May 14, 1940 in Chicken Bristle, a daughter of Eddie “Ted” and Pearle Bridges Hatchel.  She married Jerry Holzinger January 23, 1959.  He passed away January 8, 1992.  She later married Dan Bates October 23, 1993.  He passed away June 20, 2011.

Survivors include one daughter, Leslie (Todd) Earl of Sadorus; grandchildren, Danielle Chenoweth of Champaign, Kristen (Ernie) Oates of Clovis, Calif., Wyatt and Garett Earl, both of Sadorus; great-grandchildren, Kaedan and Dylan Chenoweth; step-children, Daniel (Glenda) Bates, Jr. of Ivesdale, Debbie Kamradt of Tolono, Kathy Ard of Chillicothe, Theresa (Gene) McNew and Laurie (Jeff) Jackson, both of Mahomet; brothers, Jack (Carol) Hatchel of Haven, KS and Harlen Hatchel of Tuscola; sisters, Florence (Don) Laughlin of Atwood, Minnie Vandeventer of Camargo and Doris Schull of Villa Grove; many step-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Vicki Jo; four brothers, Myron, Harvey, George and Everett Hatchel; and one stepson, Steve Bates.

Ruth was a graduate of Atwood High School.  She worked at Christie Clinic in the registration department for over 30 years.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ivesdale and its’ Altar and Rosary Society.  She was also a member of VFW Post 630 Axillary in Urbana.

She enjoyed gardening, reading and travel. Her pride and joy were her grandchildren.

Ruth was a four-time cancer survivor and was crowned Queen at the ACS Relay for Life event.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Condolences may be made at www.morganmemorialhome.com.

 

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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, October 12, 2020

Time: 05:00 pm

Morgan Memorial Home

Address:

1304 Regency Dr. West
Savoy, Illinois 61874

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Time: 10:00 am

St. Joseph Catholic Church

Address:

Ivesdale, Illinois a post code
 

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