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Lucille Bates Obituary
Bates, Lucille M. (Birsen) left this life on Nov 9 surrounded by family. She was the 4th daughter of Franklin and Susan (Streit) Birsen, born in West Chicago in 1925. She was a devout Catholic throughout her life and a staunch defender of the sanctity of life, from conception to natural death. She was a third order Dominican. She married her high school sweetheart, Kelly R Bates, in 1945, after he returned from serving in the US Navy during WWII. They were married for 62 years. They had 9 children: Derrick (Jeanne), Atwood (Pamela), Prescott (Sylvia), Kelly Anne (William) Markham, Teresa, Duane (Judy), Kimberly (Leslie) Stapleton, Kevin (Rose), and Brendan (Leslie). They also had 25 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren. She and Kelly also sponsored 3 children from developing nations. Lucille was preceded in death by her husband, her sisters Bernice (Tom) Rogers, Jeannette (Norm) Gilles, Marjory (Joseph) Simosky, and 1 great granddaughter. She is survived by her sister Loretta (William) Parrott. A Funeral Mass will be held Monday, November 14, 2011 at Holy Angels Church at 12:00 PM. Fr. John Earl will officiate. There will be no visitation and interment will be private. Arrangements are being handled by THE DALEIDEN MORTUARY, 220 N. Lake St., Aurora, IL 60506. 630-631-5500. Please visit our new interactive website at www.daleidenmortuary.com. Please omit flowers. Donations may be made to any Pro Life organization or to the Smile Train (Smiletrain.org)
Published in Beacon News on Nov. 13, 2011
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