F. Joan Bates

F. Joan Bates

F. Joan Bates, 66, of Medina, and more recently of Atwood Lake, passed away Thursday afternoon, Aug. 7, 2003, following a brief illness.

She was the manager of the Beechwood Dillard's prior to her retirement in 1992. She was a member of Atwood Lake Yacht Club and president of the Atwood Ladies Golf League.

She is survived by her husband, Phil M. Bates with whom she would have celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary this Dec. 31; mother, Bernice Campbell of St. Louis, Mo.; sisters, Peggy Thurman of Honolulu, Hawaii, Nancy Fuller of St. Lou is, Mo.; and four nieces and neph ews.

There will be no calling hours. Private funeral services were held for the family. Arrangements by Don Williams Funeral Home in Canton. (Don Williams, 330-455-0387.)

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Funeral Home

Williams Funeral Home - Canton
2508 West Tuscarawas Street  Canton, OH 44708

Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Aug. 10, 2003