Elizabeth A. Bates (nee Welch), 87, and a resident of Wellington passed away Friday, February 7, 2014 at Mercy New Life Hospice after a short illness. She was born in Lorain, April 21, 1926 to the late John and Elizabeth (nee Bodnar) Welch.
Survivors include daughters, Sherry (James) Kronheim of Wellington and Suzanne Bates of Bedford; grandchildren, Michael (Jeon Eun) Worcester of Medina and Joshua (Shin Hwa) Kronheim of Midland, Texas; and six great grandchildren.
Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, Myron D. Bates (1998) to whom she was married 51 years; and sisters, Marie Barlow, Helen Luman, and Dorothy Thompson.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.