Karen Bates

June 5, 1941November 9, 2018

Karen Marie Bates (Malloy), age 77, of Newfane, entered into rest on Friday, November 9, 2018 at Niagara Hospice House in Lockport. Born June 5, 1941 in Lockport, Karen is the daughter of the late: Edward Malloy and the late: Pauline (Aikin) and Richard Daigler.

Karen married Robert Bates March 3, 1962 at Ridgewood Immanuel Lutheran Church. They have been married for 56 years. She was an active member of the Ridgewood Immanuel Lutheran Church where she also was a member of it’s Ladies Aide group. Karen retired from General Motors in Lockport as their personnel coordinator in 1998. She also worked on the family farm. She loved baking, gardening and spending time with her family. Karen and Robert were snowbirds, spending their winters in Florida. They were long time season ticket holders for the Dayton 500, meeting racing greats like Richard Petty.

Surviving Karen is her husband, Robert Bates and children: Linda Parr and Daniel (Barbara) Halo; sisters: Shirley (the late Charles) Salter and Dottie (Peter) Patterson; sister-in-laws: Donna (the late Ron) Medlin, Judy (the late Barney) Raysor and Debbie (Tom) Muscato; grandchildren: Jonathan Parr, Matthew (Melissa) Parr, Danielle (Patrick) Halo, Haley (Ben) Clark and Joseph Moberg; and great grandchildren: Harrison Joseph Till, Serafina Marie Parr and Eisley Clark. Several nieces, nephews and many dear friends also survive Karen.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 11:00 am from Ridgewood Immanuel Lutheran Church, 7147 Ridge Road, Ridgewood, NY 14094 with the Reverend Kenneth Craig officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to Niagara Hospice House, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094.


  • daughter of the late: Edward Malloy
    the late: Pauline (Aikin) and Richard Daigler

    Wife of: Robert Bates
    Mother of: Linda Parr
    Daniel (Barbara) Halo
    sisters: Shirley (the late Charles) Salter
    Dottie (Peter) Patterson
    sister-in-laws: Donna (the late Ron) Medlin
    Judy (the late Barney) Raysor
    Debbie (Tom) Muscato

    grandchildren: Jonathan Parr
    Matthew (Melissa) Parr
    Danielle (Patrick) Halo
    Haley (Ben) Clark
    Joseph Moberg

    great grandchildren: Harrison Joseph Till
    Serafina Marie Parr
    Eisley Clark

    Several nieces, nephews and many dear friends


  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 1, 2018

Karen Bates

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Fred Weaver

November 15, 2018

Dear Bob & Family:

I just learned of Karen’s passing and wanted to send along my condolences to you and the family. I worked for many years and dealt with Karen almost on a daily basis. I remember all the times we would talk about you and her going to the Daytona 500 every February. I was an avid NASCAR fan too.

Will be thinking of you and your family as you prepare for her memorial service. May God bless your time together as you reminisce about your memories of Karen. From my family to yours, we send along our love to you all.

Fred + Susan Weaver
Myrtle Beach, SC

Rita McGinnis

November 13, 2018

I am so sorry and saddened to read of your loss. I worked with Karen at Harrison's for many years. She was always pleasant, had a ready smile, and was easy to work with. Thinking of you with sympathy.

Steve Harvey

November 13, 2018

Karen was always kind, considerate and appreciative of everything I did as a handyman and friend. Her friendship and trust meant a great deal to me!

Special thoughts to Bob and the family...