Pauline Deloris (Kirkpatrick) Bates

HARTFORD CITY – Pauline Deloris (Kirkpatrick) Bates, 90, of Hartford City, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie.

She was born on June 15, 1923, in Delaware County, the daughter of Viola Kirkpatrick.

Pauline graduated from Hartford City High School in 1942.

She married Lewis E. Bates on October 7, 1967. He preceded her in death on December 16, 1987.

Pauline was employed at 3-M in machine assembly.

Survivors include several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, including a special granddaughter, Lisa (Jack) McDonald; two step-sons, Bill (Janet) Bates, of Palm Desert, Calif., and Jack (Sue) Bates, of Hartford City; special friend, Tim Norris and his family; as well as Jerry Elwood; several nephews and nieces and several great-nephews and great-nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, a step-daughter, Esther Wright, and two brothers, Robert Marshall and Edwin Marshall.

Funeral services will be on Friday, Dec. 27, at 4 p.m. in Waters Funeral Home, 501 W. Washington St., Hartford City, with the Rev. Raymond Lake presiding. Burial will follow in Hartford City Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Funeral Home

Waters Funeral Home
501 W Washington St Hartford City, IN 47348
(765) 348-0710

Published in Hartford City News Times from Dec. 23 to Dec. 31, 2013