Dorothy May Bates

October 31, 1952October 8, 2020

Dorothy May Bates, 67, of Eaton Rapids passed away on October 8, 2020. Dorothy was born in Muskegon, Michigan on October 31, 1952. Dorothy graduated from Orchard View High School, attended Muskegon Community College, and was married in 1987. Dorothy was a beloved wife of James Patrick Bates for 33 plus years, and caretaker of various pets including Wendy cat and Nicky tomcat. Dorothy was a precious daughter of God, attending Mason First Church of the Nazarene.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Harrison and Edith Johnson (Kuer), and sister, Barbara J. Johnson.

Dorothy was survived by her husband James P. Bates, sisters Rosa M. Wilson, and Betty J. Gilliland, Nephew Eric B. Wilson, and various grandnephews and grandnieces.

In Dorothy's spare time she enjoyed word search and jigsaw puzzles. Dorothy had many wonderful qualities, she was loving, Faithful, considerate, nice, soulful, and simply beautiful. She will be missed dearly.

Those desiring to make contributions on behalf of Dorothy may be made to The Humane Society of the United States 1255 23rd Street NW Suite 450 Washington D.C. 20037, American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123, or Children Incorporated P.O Box 5381 Richmond, VA 23220.

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Linda Hayden

October 15, 2020

So sorry for this earthly loss. Dorothy's good nature and helpful ways were a blessing. Our love and deepest sympathy. She loved her Savior. John and Linda Hayden

Eric Wilson

October 13, 2020

Miss you aunt Dorothy.
I love you.

Rich&Colleen Firman

October 11, 2020

Jim, so sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing. We will miss our talks on the walks. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Love Rich & Colleen


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