Obituary: Lola Bates, 60, of Eureka

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

EUREKA — Lola J. Bates, 60, of Eureka died at 10:38 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at her residence in Eureka.

Born Aug. 26, 1950, in Peoria to Ferrill and Wilda Dillman, she married Floyd A. Bates Aug. 12, 1989, in Eureka. He survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Lynn (Tim) Horner of Dahinda; Joann (Tom) Foster of Peoria; one son, Roy Bates-McCanless of Peoria; one sister, Lois Berkshire of Mesa, Ariz.; one brother-in-law, Lloyd C. Bates of Deer Creek; and her mother-in-law, Helen C. Bates of Deer Creek.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Lola was a 1969 graduate of Manual High School and later graduated from the Oehrlein School of Cosmetology in East Peoria.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 16, at the Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka. The Rev. Nollan Harwood will officiate. Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Metamora.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family at