Anne Bates 1927-2021

CORTLAND — Anne Bates, 93, passed away Tuesday morning, May 4, 2021, at her home.

Anne was born July 31, 1927, in Motherwell, Scotland, a daughter of the late Stanley and Gertrude Cook.

She was a secretary in London during World War II, worked at Cortland Hardware, taught swimming at the YWCA in Warren and cooked for the Lions Club. She was a member of the Howland United Methodist Church, P.E.O. and literary club. She enjoyed swimming, gardening, reading, playing bridge and was an amazing baker and cook. She loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Anne will be deeply missed by her loving children, Jean Adkins, John (Sandra) Bates, Charles (Belinda) Bates and David (Myra) Bates; grandchildren, John (Anna) Bates, Sarah (Bryan) Kennard, Andrew Bates, Emily (Matt Malone) Bates, Racheal Bates, and Angela (Caleb) Coon; and five great-granddaughters.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Frank Bates, whom she married on Nov. 11, 1945, and passed on Dec. 23, 2003; brothers, Bill, Stanley and Donald Cook; and sisters, Ruth Aldrich, Ada Mentiplay and June Blair; and son-in-law, Tim Adkins.

Family and friends may visit 10 to 11 a.m., with funeral services to follow at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 8, 2021, at Howland United Methodist Church, located at 730 Howland Wilson Road NE.

Burial will take place in Kinsman Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Howland United Methodist Church or the P.E.O. Foundation at 3700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312

The family would like to thank all the caregivers for their care and support.

Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting www.lanefuneralhomes.com

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