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Helen Bates

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Helen L. Bates


Age 92, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Arbor Manor, Spring Arbor.  She was born on March 17, 1923 in Albion to Paul and Fay (Langridge) Sleeper.  Helen was a graduate of Washington Gardner High School and then went on to Cosmetology School where she became a licensed beautician, then opened her own beauty shop in Albion, which she ran for many years.  In 1946 she married Mr. John A. Bates.  She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, knitting and spending time with her family, especially her grand and great grandchildren.

Helen is survived by, her son, Jack F. (Tammy) Bates, 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by, husband, 3 children, Janell Bradley, Paul Allan Bates, Peggy Manor and Joan Berrington.

A Visitation to celebrate Helen's life will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Dr., Albion, MI 49224 from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M.

Contributions may be made to the Family of Helen L. Bates, c/o J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Dr., Albion, MI 49224


Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on May 27, 2015
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