Archive for Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Obituary: Charles Lee Bates

1934 - 2007

May 30, 2007

Services for Charles Lee Bates, 73, Basehor, will be 1 p.m. today, May 30, at Basehor United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Basehor.

Mr. Bates died Friday, May 25, 2007, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Overland Park.

Mr. Bates was born Jan. 28, 1934, in Basehor, the son of Edward and Opal (Stephenson) Bates.

He was a U.S. Army veteran who worked as a building contractor.

He was a charter member of the Basehor Lions Club and a member of the Saturday Morning Breakfast Club.

He married Avis C. Sanders on Dec. 7, 1957, in Yuma, Ariz. She survives of the home. Other survivors include two sons, Randy and Steven, both of Basehor; two daughters, Sandy Coleman, Bonner Springs, and Susan Harrison, Basehor; and four grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association or Basehor Historical Society, sent in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, Box 993 Tonganoxie 66086. Online condolences may be left at

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