Diana J. Bates

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YORK Diana J. (Bortner) Bates, 52, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014, at York Hospital. A celebration of life tribute service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014 at St. Jacob's (Stone) UCC, 5152 Stone Church Road, Glenville, with the Rev. Dr. Jason Leader officiating. A visitation will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Church. Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory, Inc., 1551 Kenneth Road, York, is in charge of arrangements. Born February 7, 1962, in York a daughter of Dorothy J. (Orndorff) Bortner of York and Marlin and Georgine Bortner of York, she graduated from West York High School. Diana worked at Margaret E. Moul Home and previously was manager at Frier Tuck Book Store at the Galleria Mall and the Target Store in West York. She enjoyed reading, gardening, and loved being around animals. In addition to her parents, Diana is survived by her former husband and life's mate, Bret L. Bates of York; sister, Michele C. and husband Jeffrey Trump of Abbottstown; two stepsisters, Lynn and husband Todd Moore of East Berlin and Georgine Stauffer of West York; paternal grandmother, Alverta Wise of York; nieces and nephews, Chad and wife Janice Bish and their children Levi and Samuel, Kyra Forry, Erika Harget, Jeremy, Garrett, and Allen Stauffer; aunt and uncle, Patricia and Terry Orndorff and family and Ronald and Rosie Orndorff and family; former in-laws, Joe and Sonja Bates; and former sister-in-law, Blis. Diana and her family are proud of her decision to be an organ donor. Because of her generosity, Diana was able to extend the lives of numerous individuals. Memorial contributions may be made to ASPCA, 424 E. 92 ST. New York, NY 10128. Send Condolences at BestLifeTributes.com
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Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory Inc
1551 Kenneth Rd
York, PA 17408
(717) 767-1551
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Mar. 10, 2014
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