Joanne C. Bates, age 77, of Mount Clemens died July 5, 2011. Former teacher at L'Anse Creuse Middle School Central and member of St. Thecla Catholic Church. Active member of P.E.O., Third Order - Society of St. Francis, and Otsikita Girl Scouts Council. Survived by children, Terrence (Kelly) Bates, Kathleen (Mark) Valente, Kevin (Ruth) Bates, Kellee (Richard) Roskopp, Colleen (Michael) Lueck; brother, William (Ruby) Stinson; sister, Margaret (Daniel) Bell, and 19 grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald in 1993. Funeral mass Monday, July 11, 2011 at 10 a.m. (instate 9:30a.m.) at St. Thecla Catholic Church, 20740 South Nunneley, Clinton Township. Visitation Saturday, 2-8 p.m. and Sunday, 1-8 p.m. (prayer vigil at 7 p.m.) at Harold W. Vick Funeral Home, 140 South Main, Mount Clemens. Burial at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township. Donations to American Diabetes or American Heart Funds. Share memories at www.vickfuneralhome.com.