News Death Notice

BATES, Ruth D. 95, went to Heaven to be with her family on April 23, 2014 while living in Nacogdoches, TX. Miss Bates was born on September 27, 1918 in Dayton, Montgomery County, OH, to William H. Bates and Anna Parr. Ruth loved life, family and she loved to travel when she was younger with her sisters. She moved to Tucson, AZ, about 1982 and lived there until 2001 and moved to Nacogdoches, TX. Ruth worked for N.C.R. in Dayton for 30 years. Ruth Bates had three brothers and two sisters, Ernest Bates, Harvey Bates, Paul Bates, Maggie Kenter, Blanche (Bates) Rush, and Wilma (Bates) Geeting and she has joined them in Heaven. Although she had no children of her own, she raised three of her sisters, Vickie (Rush) Rodrigues and spouse Robert, Vickie's daughter Apryl Newman and her kids Justin, Katie and Aaron, all of Nacogdoches, TX, Anna (Rush) Pollock and spouse Dennis and their children Frajhelle Stone and her husband Paul of Tucson, AZ, Jenny, Mike and CJ Pollock of Roswell, NM, William and spouse Deb (Minniear) Rush and their son Travis Rush, Travis's children, Jordanna, Colt, and Nicole, all of Logansport, IN; Georgetta Kentner and family, Little Ruth Kentner, Debra (Bates) Jurgens and her children Stacy, Jamie, Amber; Beverly (Geeting) Decker and spouse David and their children Randy, Ashley, Danille, Barry; and Harold Geeting and his sons Daniel and Harold Jr. Miss Bates will be sadly missed by all of her family until we meet again. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME - BEAVERCREEK CHAPEL, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd. at Grange Hall Rd. with interment to follow in Aley Cemetery. The family will greet relatives and friends at the funeral from 12:00 pm on Wednesday, April 30 until the time of services. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Funeral Home

Tobias Funeral Home - Beavercreek Chapel
3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd Dayton, OH 45432
(937) 427-1361

Published in Dayton Daily News on Apr. 27, 2014