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Helen I. Roudebush Bates
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Birth: Feb. 26, 1928
Wells County
Indiana, USA
Death: Nov. 2, 2005
Huntington County
Indiana, USA

Source: Bluffton News-Banner
Friday, Nov. 4, 2005

A former Ossian resident, Helen I. Bates, 77, died at the Warren United Methodist Memorial Home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2.

Born in Wells County Feb. 26, 1928 to LaRue and Jennie Weikel Roudebush, she married Homer E. Bates April 22, 1950 in Zanesville. He survives.

A member of the Ossian United Methodist Church, she was a graduate of the Lutheran School of Nursing and had worked as a private duty registered nurse.

Survivors include three sons, Thomas W. of Ossian, Timothy N. of Fort Wayne and Bruce A. of Cincinnati, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. William (Janis S.) Mettler of Bluffton and Mrs. Stan (Jill) Horton of Peru; two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Clara) Harter of Bluffton and Edna Kern of Williamsburg, N.M.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Stuckul and Jane Reusser.

Services at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday will be at Goodwin Memorial Chapel with Revs. Tim Dilley and Lloyd Hall officiating.

Burial will follow at Markle Cemetery.

Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Notes from John Egge:

d/o Clarence Chenoweth and Iola Mae 'Ola' Hollowell. She was apparently adopted after her parents were divorced.

Year: 1930; Census Place: Union, Wells, Indiana; Roll: 638; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0022;
Larue F Roudebush 30-IN (IN IN)
Jennie F Roudebush 24-IN (IN IN)
William Mccullock 69

siblings match this family
CLARENCE8 CHENOWETH (GEORGE WASHINGTON7, JOHN C.6, WILLIAM E.5, ELIAS4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born July 06, 1888 in Bluffton, Wells Co., IN, and died September 23, 1978 in Sarasota Co., FL. He married (1) IOLA MAE 'OLA' HOLLOWELL October 15, 1915 in Grant Co., IN, daughter of GEORGE HOLLOWELL and DELLA JEFFRIES. She was born October 12, 1890 in Missouri, and died November 17, 1953 in Indiana. He married (2) OMA EDNA WATKINS Aft. 1953. She was born 1881, and died April 28, 1959. He married (3) EUNICE HIGGINBOTTOM Aft. 1959. She was born January 03, 1890 in Florida, and died February 22, 1980 in Desoto Co., FL.

i. EDNA MAE9 CHENOWETH, b. November 16, 1916, Bluffton, Wells Co., IN; d. December 02, 2013, Las Cruces, Doņa Ana Co., NM; m. WILHELM ERNEST KERN, November 14, 1936; b. June 30, 1912, Allen Co., IN; d. March 1983.
ii. DOROTHY PAULINE CHENOWETH, b. November 23, 1919, Wells Co., IN; d. March 29, 2000, Knox Co., OH; m. (2) HENRY C. STUCHUL, Private; b. March 14, 1925; d. December 12, 2002.
iii. CLARA BELLE CHENOWETH, b. April 14, 1921, Wells Co., IN; d. July 20, 2009, Bluffton, Wells Co., IN; m. CHARLES LEWIS HARTER, August 30, 1940; b. July 28, 1917; d. August 27, 2007, Indiana.
iv. CHARLES CHENOWETH, b. March 02, 1922, Wells Co., IN; d. July 23, 1950; m. LOIS JANET ENGLAND; b. 1925.
v. ELMA JANE CHENOWETH, b. September 10, 1924, Wells Co., IN; d. March 06, 1999, near Bluffton, Wells Co., IN; m. CHRISTIAN ROBERT REUSSER, October 02, 1946, Bluffton, Wells Co., IN; b. January 01, 1919, Wells Co., IN; d. October 23, 2011.
vi. HAZEL CHENOWETH, b. Abt. 1926, Wells Co., IN; d. Bef. 2000.
vii. HELEN I. CHENOWETH, b. February 26, 1928, Wells Co., IN; d. November 02, 2005, Indiana; m. HOMER BATES, April 22, 1950, Zanesville, Wells Co., IN

Year: 1930; Census Place: Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan; Roll: 1015; Page: 31B; Enumeration District: 0033; Image: 65.0; FHL microfilm: 2340750.
Clarence Chenoweth 43-IN (IN IN)
Ola Chenoweth 39-IN (IN IN)
Edna Chenoweth 13-IN (IN IN)
Dorothy Chenoweth 10-IN (IN IN)
Clara Chenoweth 9-IN (IN IN)
Charles Chenoweth 7-IN (IN IN)
Elma Chenoweth 5-IN (IN IN)
Hazel Chenoweth 4-IN (IN IN)
Helen Chenoweth 2-IN (IN IN)
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Family links: 
  Larue Foster Ormsby-Roudebush (1899 - 1974)
  Jennie Francis Weikel Roudebush (1905 - 1995)
  Homer Eugene Bates (1923 - 2016)*
  Bevin Paul Bates (1954 - 1969)*
*Calculated relationship
Markle Cemetery
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