Barbara R. Bates

Bates Barbara R. Bates, age 72, June 17, 2013 in Columbus, OH. Survived by children, Doug (Lisa) Smith, Mark (Kumud) Smith and Lisa (Srini) Surendranath; grandchildren, Alayna, Nikhil, Neel, Nathan, Kaelon, Kierin and Zephan; nephew, David Larson; as well as other nieces, nephews and cousins; and her constant feline companion, Koko. Barabara's first and foremost priority was always her family, whom she loved dearly. She adored her Savior Jesus Christ and was still attending Bible studies and listening to old gospel favorites in her last days. She was an avid OSU Fan who also had a passion for music, theater, dance, and old movies. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 20, 2013 from 6-9 p.m. at the BEECHWOLD CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 280 Morse Rd., Columbus, OH 43214, where a memorial service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. Arrangements by SHAW-DAVIS FUNERAL HOMES.

Published in The Columbus Dispatch from June 20 to June 21, 2013