• Born on: July 5, 1944
  • Departed on: March 13, 2023
  • Resided in: Springville, IA

Elvitt "Bill" William Bates

We loved talking to Bill and Shirley. They were always good for conversation and a cup of coffee. We will miss like crazy!

bill and paulette
Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. I didn’t realize he was that sick. Deepest sympathies for his family and friends.

Tom and Mary Reddin
Monday, March 20, 2023

Shirley and Family, my sympathy on your loss.

Mike Rose
Thursday, March 16, 2023

My deepest sympathies to the Bates family. I still remember Bill from growing up in Keystone.

David Fellmet
Thursday, March 16, 2023
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