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Doris Evelyn (Helms) Bates

August 23, 1936 ~ January 4, 2021 (age 84)


Doris E. Bates, 84, of Columbus Junction, passed away on Monday, January 4, 2021 at Colonial Manor.  No visitation or services are being planned for this time.  Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sandhfuneralservice.com.  The Snyder and Hollenbaugh Funeral and Cremation Services of Columbus Junction is caring for Doris’ family and arrangements.


Doris Evelyn Helms was born on August 23, 1936 in Correctionville, Iowa, the daughter of Donald and Hazel (Rickabauh) Helms.  She had been married to Marvin Bates and was a homemaker.  She enjoyed being a housewife and loved her church.


Doris is survived by her son, Mardell and Dianne Bates of Castle, Oklahoma; daughters, Jenelle and Craig Massey of Welty, Oklahoma and Christina and Eric Richards of Hollister, Missouri; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Marvin in 2015.

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