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Alice M Bates


Posted By: Pat Frette (email)
Date: 6/4/2009 at 09:18:28

Alice Marie Bates, 74, went to be with our Lord, May 2, 2009, at home in Jewell surrounded by her family, after a year long battle with cancer. A memorial for Alice will be held at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Jewell, Iowa on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 11 a.m.
Alice was the fourth child of a family of ten born to Orval & Gertie (Sleper) Buffington. She spent her younger years on a farm near the small town of Crystal Lake, Iowa. In her early adult years she worked at Winnebago where she learned to sew. She later became an expert seamstress & operated a thriving custom upholstery shop in her home in Moingona where her & her husband resided for 30 years. Alice enjoyed the love of her family & especially the closeness of her children. During the final year of her life, she enjoyed the visits & Christian fellowship of her church friends and family.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, her parents, & her oldest brother, Lee.
Alice is survived by her three children, Donna Cervene, Douglas Bartleson, & Robin Roths, all of Jewell, Iowa; her step children, Jerry Bates of Florida, Ava Wolfe of Kansas, Twilene Augustus of Kansas, and Sheila McGuire of Davenport, Iowa; grandchildren, Dawn Dunmire, Jayson Caudle, Adam McGuire, Jade McGuire; five great grandchildren; as well as her eight siblings, Lois Lonning, Marlyn Buffington, John Buffington, Iola Schaefer, Forrest Buffington, Beryl Buffington, Sandra Brunson, and Sharon Grimm.
Cremation Society of Eastern Central Western Iowa is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.iowacremation.com under Obituaries. Boone News Republican


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