Betty Jean Bates, 85, of Port Washington, passed away at her Port Washington residence on Friday afternoon, Oct. 11, 2013.
Betty was born in Beverly, Ohio, Washington County, on March 29, 1928, the daughter of the late Dennie B. and Roxie Mae Full Albright.
She attended Beverly High School.
Together, with her husband, Betty was the owner and operator of Bates Metal Products, Inc., Port Washington for 57 years. She also served Bates Metal Products as secretary/ treasurer. Betty enjoyed shopping on the TV home shopping channels and was a big fan of the Facenook game, Farmville.
Betty is survived by her husband, James A. Bates, Port Washington, whom she married Aug. 18, 1945. Betty and Jim just celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary.
Betty is also survived by two sons, James W. and wife Renee Bates, Cambridge, and Terry L. and wife Jan Bates, Gnadenhutten. Also surviving to cherish her memories are her six grandchildren, Jennifer and husband Dr. John Porter of North Royalton, Nicole and husband Robert Roth of Port Washington, Bryan and wife Jody Bates of Hood River, Ore., Brandon and wife Taneka Bates of Dennison, Jamie Fulton of Gnadenhutten, and Kelly and husband Brian Kohler of Gnadenhutten; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews in the Bates family.
Funeral services to celebrate Betty's life were Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, in the Ourant Funeral Home, Newcomerstown. Mr. Thomas Gardner conducted the services.
Burial followed in the Salem-Union Cemetery, Port Washington.
The family is requesting that memorials be made in Betty's name to the Community Hospice of Tuscarawas, Carroll, and Stark Counties, 710 Commercial Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.
The Ourant Funeral Home in Newcomerstown is handling arrangements.