Naomi "Pearle" Bates, 83, of Ono went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 9, 2008, at the Lebanon Good Samaritan Hospital. She was the wife of Harold L. Bates, and on September 21st they would have celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary. Born in Somerset County on July 5, 1925, she was the daughter of the late John and Elta Barnhart Reese. She attended the Ono United Methodist Church, and loved crocheting, baseball, and especially hockey. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her sons, Ronald L., husband of Barbara J. Bates of Sinking Spring, and Jeffrey E., husband of Rita Bates of Palmyra; daughters Cynthia F., wife of Donald R. Krall of Linglestown, and Robin K., wife of Willard Pearson of Annville; granddaughters Rhonda L. Bates Hadfield and her husband, Matthew of Hamburg, Melissa R. Krall Cochran and her husband, Daniel of Morgantown; and grandsons Torrey L., husband of Rachel Bates of Sinking Spring, Jason A., husband of Elizabeth Krall of Birdsboro, and Tyler L. Bates of Palmyra; greatgrandchildren Alexandra G. Hadfield, Reese E. Cochran, Asher C. Hadfield and Delaney R. Cochran. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 13, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at the Ono United Methodist Church. Viewing will be from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to her church at P.O. Box 126, Ono, PA 17077; or to the
, PO Box 1274, Lebanon, PA 17042. Strauss-Kreamer & Lum Funeral Home, Jonestown, is in charge of the arrangements.