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Joann D. (Rogers) Bates

Born: Wed., Dec. 19, 1934
Died: Tue., Jun. 9, 2020


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Joann D. Bates was born on December 19, 1934 to Charles and Esther Henry in Indianapolis, Indiana. After receiving her nursing degree, she married Roger Bates. She worked as a nurse in local hospitals and schools. She often reflected on her experience as a hospice nurse as challenging yet rewarding. Joann loved to read. She enjoyed expanding her knowledge through books, reading non-fiction, fiction, and biographical novels each day. Roger and Joann married on August 20, 1955. They had two children, John and RoAnn. They lived in Sturgis, Michigan for over 30 years before moving to Pennsylvania in 1996 to be with their grandchildren. Joann was an active volunteer in the community wherever she lived. She also was a member of the Methodist church throughout her life. Joann was a loving, caring, and passionate woman who enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Her legacy will forever be remembered among her friends and family.“

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