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Janice Bates

 Janice Joan Bates, died at her home near Keswick, Iowa. She was born July 27, 1933 to Lloyd Orville and Margaret Marie McKeag White. She graduated from Thornburg High School.  On August 20, 1953 she married Ned Lawrence Bates in Delta, Iowa. They made there home north of Thornburg and in 1971 they moved to Keswick.  Janice loved the outdoors, living on the farm and the freedom of rural life. She loved her community of Keswick.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ned on June 17, 2000, son Jeffrey Bates on June 15, 1992.
    She is survived by her children Steve and his wife Lorraine Bates of Sigourney, Susan Bates of Des Moines, Ted and his wife Christy Bates of Sigourney, Sally and her husband Roger Johnson of Waverly, eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two brothers Gib White of Sigourney and Bob White of Oskaloosa.


Memorial Service: January 15, 2012 Sunday at 3:30 P.M.

Visitation:  January 15, 2012 Sunday at 2:00-4:00 P.M.

A memorial fund has been established




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