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Monday, February 7th, 2011
Idajean Bates
Idajean "Jean" Bates, 87, Celina, died at 8 p.m. Feb. 5, 2011, at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater.
She was born Dec. 22, 1923, in St. Marys to William A. and Ruth Schelich Bates.
Surviving are several cousins.
Deceased is a sister, Patricia Ann Bates, and a half-sister, Mary Ellen Bury.
She worked at Stokely Van Camp in Celina and retired from C.B.S. Automotive in Celina in 1990. She was a member of the Celina First Church of God and Northmoor Country Club in Celina. She was a 1941 graduate of Celina High School.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. Tuesday at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Celina, the Rev. Richard Van Horn officiating. Burial is at Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
Calling is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
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