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Sophie "Jane" (Tandy) Bates

September 6, 1929 ~ April 2, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Sophie "Jane" Bates Obituary

Sophie “Jane” Bates, 94, of Dresden, died at 7:51 A.M., on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at Altercare of Zanesville.  She was born September 6, 1929, in Zanesville, a daughter of the late Harry and Blanche (Hamilton) Tandy.  Jane worked for the Longaberger Company as a basket weaver for ten years, she was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. She enjoyed puzzle books, quilting and she loved to read. More than anything Jane treasured family and was a guiding light to all who loved her.

She is survived by her children, Scott (Robin) Bates, Michael Bates, Jon (Deb Earnest) Bates and Jan (John Kitts) Bates; nine grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Neil Bates whom she married November 2, 1948; daughter-in-law, Ellen Bates; two grandchildren, Jonna Bates and Nathan Bates, one great grandchild, Katie Jones; three brothers, Beecher Tandy, Bill Tandy, and Mike Tandy; two sisters, Olive Tandy and  Lyda Ellen Tandy.

Friends and family may call from 11:00 A.M. until time of service at 1:00 P.M on Friday, April 5, 2024, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 116 N 7th St. Zanesville where funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Mark Combs officiating.  She will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband at Zanesville Memorial Park Cemetery.

All local arrangements have been entrusted to BOLIN-DIERKES FUNERAL HOME, 1271 BLUE AVENUE, ZANESVILLE.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church 116 N 7th St. Zanesville, OH. 43701.

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Funeral Service
April 5, 2024

1:00 PM
St. John's Lutheran Church
116 North Seventh Street
Zanesville, OH 43701

April 5, 2024

11:00 PM to 1:00 PM
St. John's Lutheran Church
116 North Seventh Street
Zanesville, OH 43701

Interment following funeral service

Zanesville Memorial Park Cemetery
Military Road
Zanesville, OH 43701


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