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SWAN-BATES, Priscilla N. Age 60 of Middletown, OH passed away Wednesday, August 21 after a 14 year courageous battle with metastatic breast cancer. She was born April 30, 1953 in Elmira, NY. She is survived by her four children; Jessica Jones (Duane), Samantha Bates, Charlie Bates (Michelle) and Claudia Bates; her beloved grandchildren Kyle, Lillian, and Anna; and her siblings Fred, Thelma, Louis, and Ella; and many other relatives and close friends. She was preceded in death by her love of her life Charles Bates, her brother George and her parents Lorenzo and Norma. Priscilla worked as an Art Therapist and touched many through her work. She attended the Vineyard Church. Priscilla was known for her creativity, giving attitude and love of life. That even extended beyond her death; Priscilla donated her body to Wright State Medical Center so that others may study and learn and perhaps someday find a cure. A visitation will be held at the Vineyard Church in Beavercreek on August 30, 2013, from 5:00 p.m.- 7:00p.m. A celebration of Priscilla's life will take place immediately following the visitation. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made in Priscilla's memory to Hospice of Dayton or Vineyard Kidz.
Published in Dayton Daily News on Aug. 25, 2013