Betty E. Bates

Whitehall, NY – Betty E. Bates passed away Sunday, December 17, 2023.       

Betty was born on November 21, 1926, the daughter of Clifford and Edith (Lee) Ricketts.

She married Charles J. Bates Sr. on March 3, 1953.

Betty was predeceased by her parents, husband Charles, son Rodney J Bates. Sr, brother Raymond Ricketts and wife Lora, sister Norma Ayers and her husband Charles, brother Arthur Ricketts, and beloved dog Shelly. She is survived by her daughter Patti Dearstyne, son Charles J Bates, Jr. and wife Rose, daughter Karen and husband Jeffrey Crosier, Sr., daughter Edie and husband David Mattison and sister-in-law Linda Bates. She was blessed with 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

At Betty’s request there will be no services. The burial will be in the spring at Elmwood Cemetery in Middle Granville, NY at a date to be announced.

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