Raymond C. Bates

July 29, 1927July 26, 2013

Raymond C. Bates 85, of Allendale, Illinois passed away at 1:46 AM Friday July 26, 2013 at Wabash General Hospital in Mt. Carmel, IL. He was born a son of Isaac and Flora (Schrader) Bates on July 29th, 1927 in Allendale, Illinois. He married Betty Lou Saltsgaver May 30, 1946 in Henderson, KY. He was a retired truck driver for Mt. Carmel Sand and Gravel, member of the Adams Corner Church and former member of the Allendale Masonic Lodge Survivors include his daughter Jo Ann (Gail) Beesley of Mt. Carmel, IL, and a nephew, Bill (Christine) Bates, he raised as a son. Grandchildren; Teresa Beesley, Mike (Jen) Beesley, Vicki (Richard) Stipp, Richard (Tiffany) Bates, Tracie (Tim) Guard, Travis (Chasity) Bates, Jason and Ashley Alka. Great Grandchildren; Blake, Bryden, Beau Stipp, Makayla and Levi Beesley, Kristen, Benton, Kayden and Easton Bates, Ryan, Drew, Rylie Webb, Teagan, Flynn and Keller Guard, Ozzie and Emmitt Amari and a Sister-in-Law and 2 Brothers-in-Law. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and son Richard Bates, 5 brothers and 1 sister. Services for Raymond C. Bates will be conducted at 2PM Monday July 29th, 2013 at the Ingram Funeral Home in Allendale, Illinois. Burial will follow at Orio Cemetery. Visitation is from 1PM Monday till service time at the funeral home in Allendale, Illinois. Memorials to: Adams Corner Church, Alzheimer’s Association or Mt. Carmel Animal Shelter. Condolences may be made to


  • Visitation Monday, July 29, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 29, 2013

Raymond C. Bates

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Candace Kemper

July 29, 2013

Dear Jo Ann and Gail,
I am so very sorry about the loss of your dad and know, even when they are sick, it is still hard to let go. Please know that you are in my heart and prayers.
I was not able to attend the services today due to conflicting work schedule that could not be changed, and so very sad that I could not be there. Hopeful to see you very soon. I love you, Candy