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Betty Jean Bates

June 14, 1925 ~ September 20, 2017 (age 92)

Betty Jean Bates, 92, of Macomb passed away at 3:05 p.m. Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Wesley Village Healthcare Center in Macomb.

She was born on June 14, 1925 in Macomb to James O. and Grace Spoonamore Toland. She married Paul Bates on May 9, 1948 in Macomb. He passed away on August 30, 2015.

She was also preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by a niece, Janet Forgy of Arizona.

Betty lived most of her life in Macomb. She worked as a secretary for the railroad for many years before her retirement.

She was a member of the American Legion Auxillary and Order of Eastern Star.

Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no service. Private burial of ashes will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb.

Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements.

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