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Reitta Ione Frazer Bates
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Birth: Dec. 9, 1924
Grundy County
Illinois, USA
Death: Aug. 4, 2009
Kankakee County
Illinois, USA

Reitta was born the daughter of the late (Gus) Frazer and Veda (Sutton). She married Jessie Ray Bates February 16,1947. Mrs. Bates was educated in central Illinois schools and was a 1946 graduate of Silver Cross Hospital School of Nursing. For 25 years, Reitta was an R.N. at Manteno State Hospital, leaving in 1978. After moving to Missouri she worked again in nursing at Skaggs Hospital in Branson. She formally retired in 1985. She was past president of the Kankakee County Emergency Corps. Auxillary, and a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Kankakee. She was affiliated with the American Nursing Association, the National League of Nursing, Illinois and Missouri nursing Associations. Reitta was published in Who's Who of American Nursing in 1990-1991 and Who's Who among Human Services Professionals of Illinois in 1992. She enjoyed playing cards especially pinochle. Mrs. Bates is survived by two daughters and sons in law, Cathy and David Mollkoy of Goleta CA., and Cynthia and Rick Weaver of St. Anne IL., one son, Marcus R. and Kathleen Bates of McKinney Texas along with 5 grandchildren Michelle and Todd Zummallen, Kelsey Bates, Christopher and Michele Mollkoy, Mark an Renee Weaver and Joshua and Amanda Weaver, 7 great grandchildren and one great great grandaughter, one former daughter in law Kathy Woodworth, and sister in law Diane Houston, along with several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husbands Lester M. Hill and Jesse R. Bates, one grandson Jeffrey Bates, brother Ray J. Frazer, and one sister Nelda I. Muldall along with several brothers and sisters in law. 
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  Jesse Ray Bates (1926 - 1991)*
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Braceville-Gardner Cemetery
Grundy County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Donnie Holderfield
Record added: Aug 06, 2009
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Reitta Ione <i>Frazer</i> Bates
Added by: Donnie Holderfield
Reitta Ione <i>Frazer</i> Bates
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rest in peace.
- Bethany, R.N.
 Added: Oct. 22, 2009
- Donnie Holderfield
 Added: Aug. 6, 2009

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