James Hampton Bates

November 21, 1941August 4, 2018

James Hampton Bates, 76, of Ossian, passed away Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital. He was born November 21, 1041 in Pitman, New Jersey. He worked as a self-employed carpenter. Surviving are his wife, Frances (Gottschalk) Bates of Ossian; children, Donna Sexton, Margy (Scott) Wilmont, and James Bates, Jr. all of New Jersey; step daughters, Mona (Tim) Miller of Ossian and Robin (Jerry) Trivette of Delphos, OH; six grandchildren; two step grandchildren, Brianna Hamilton and Elaine Locke; and two step great grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 120 West Mill Street, Ossian, IN 46777.


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