Date of death: 1/27/2014

Saint Meinrad Class: O 1967

John A. Bates of Bowling Green, OH, born June 5, 1941, died January 27, 2014.Son of Lawrence Bates and Anna Trader Bates, he is survived by wife, Judith Coffey Bates, step-sons Aaron Dickson and Sean Dickson, brothers Steven and Michael (Marie)Bates, sister, Sr. Linda Bates, OSF, special cousins & friends.His parents and sister, Jane Bates, preceded him in death. He attended St. Meinrad Academy, and had a degree from Marion University. He was employed for 20 years at Mayflower Transit and later at National City Bank. An avid fisherman and gardener, he lived in Pataskala, OH and Bowling Green, KY before returning to Indiana in October, 2012A Mass of Christian Burial was held in the chapel at Hoosier Village Retirement Center, with private internment in Calvery Cemetery .