Dorothy M. Bates
1932 - 2021
BORN
1932
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
King-Lynk Funeral Home
3507 Avenue L
Fort Madison, IA
Dorothy M. Bates, 88, of Fort Madison, Iowa, passed away at 7:25 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021 at Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center in Fort Madison, Iowa.

She was born on Oct. 28, 1932 in Farson, Iowa to Raphael and Mary Miller Smith. She married Howard Robert Bates on Nov. 22, 1951 in Pocahontas, Ark. He preceded her in death on April 14, 2006.

She was a homemaker and co-owner and president of Bates Sanitation & Asphalt, Inc. in Fort Madison. She enjoyed bird watching, bowling and playing washers, bags, dice, card and board games.

Dorothy is survived by one daughter, Connie (Hollis) Woods of Keokuk, Iowa; two sons, Kevin (Cindy) Bates of Fort Madison, Iowa and Karl (Becky Brennan) Bates of Fort Madison, Iowa; eight grandchildren: Eric Vincent, Craig Vincent, Jason McDonald, Jenny Habhab, Heather Hibbert, Jason Moomey, Autumn Pulis and Melodie Mooney; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Annie Trout of Ottumwa, Iowa and Virginia Faulkner of Ottumwa, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandson Howard Vincent and several brothers and sisters.

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory. A private family graveside service will be held at Oakland Cemetery. Online condolences to Dorothy's family may be left at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website: www.kinglynk.com.
Published by Daily Democrat from Oct. 7 to Oct. 8, 2021.
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