Edith Lucille Bates
Edith Bates (1927-2019) passed away peacefully on October 2, 2019, in Danville, Ill.
Edith Grogan was born in Lawrence County, Ill., as the youngest of seven children.
She married Fred Bates in 1947 and together they raised three children, Linda, Sue and John.
Edith enjoyed gardening, canning her famous tomatoes, playing cards, camping, boating, fishing and spending time with friends and family.
Edith was preceded in death by her husband, Fred; son, John; and, daughter, Sue Daniels.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda Hagen; and four granddaughters, Tracy (Joe) Walton, Dawn Thoma, Gayle (Steve) Beebe and Nicole McClatchey; as well as four great-grandsons, Hunter Walton, Tanner Walton, Joel Beebe and Mitchell Beebe.
Per Edith's wishes, she will be cremated, and then buried with her husband, Fred, at Sunset Funeral Park in Danville.
Arrangements are being handled at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Danville, 3940 N. Vermilion St., Danville, IL 61834. Please join Edith's family in sharing memories, photos and videos on her Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com
Published on October 3, 2019


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Betty Sappenfield
Oct 08, 2019
Linda, so sorry for your families great loss. Edith was a very special lady in my life. I have so many wonderful memories of dad, mom and Delmar camping, going out to eat toghther in off season. We met at Farmont one Sat. night and got talking and having a few drinks not realizing the time. We went to go home and it had snowed about 4 or more inches, so driving home was a challenge. We made it!. Maybe mom, dad and Delmar are sitting around a camp fire talking about all those good times. All are missed so much. RIP Edith!!🙏❤🙏❤
Oct 06, 2019
Sorry to hear about your mom.