Shirley Bates

Shirley Ann Bates, 73, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital in Hinsdale, Ill.

She was born Sept. 1, 1937, in Humboldt, Tenn., daughter of Glannie Ray and Daisy May Walters Quinn. She and Charles L. Bates Sr. were married Feb. 1, 1957. He died on June 28, 1998.

She loved to spend time with her family and friends and traveling, especially in Tennessee and Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles; a sister, Joyce Phelps; and a brother, Billy Quinn.

Survivors include three children, Charles L. Bates and Theresa M. Bates of Elmhurst, Ill., and Robert R. Bates of Melrose Park, Ill.; a granddaughter; three sisters, Melba Rhoda, Linda Poor and Sandra Dinkins of Humboldt, Tenn.; and many nieces, nephews and other family members.

Services were Tuesday, Feb. 22, at Evans Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Billy Walker officiating. Burial was in Ellis Prairie Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to www.evansfh.com.

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