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Helen Bates

March 25, 1929 — November 29, 2020

Helen Bates, 91, of Deer Creek passed away on November 29, 2020 at The Loft Rehabilitation and Nursing in Eureka. She was born on March 25, 1929 in Washington, Ill the daughter of Frank and Ella (Mundater) Keil. She married Joseph A. Bates on July 23, 1949. He preceded her in death in 1986.
She will be remembered as a loving homemaker.
Helen is survived by two sons: Lloyd Bates of Deer Creek, Floyd Bates of Eureka; five grandchildren: Lynn Byrd, Jennifer Dillman, Jessie Bates, Joann Foster, Roy Bates; numerous great grandchildren and one-half sister Donna (Larry) Barrett of Metamora.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two daughters-in-law: Linda Bates, Lola Bates and one half-sister: Betty Hawkins.
A visitation will be held on December 4, 2020 from 11am to 12p at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home. Graveside service will begin at 1p at Oakwood Cemetery in Metamora. Pastor Doug Hicks will officiate the service. Social distancing and mask guidelines will be followed.
Online tributes and condolences may be made at


DEC 4. 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)

Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home
508 South Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530

Graveside services

DEC 4. 1:00 PM

Oakwood Cemetery
Metamora, IL,-89.3875962,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x880bb361e7e63853:0x1bda75f24a445601!8m2!3d40.7969681!4d-89.3854075

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