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Barbara M. Bates

d. June 7, 2008

Barbara Consonery Bates, 89, of Charleroi, died peacefully in her sleep, Saturday, June 7, 2008. She was born April 27, 1919, in Monessen, a daughter of the late John and Martha Huscroft Bush. Barbara was a member of the First Baptist Church of Monessen and the AARP. Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Piccardo, of Ormand Beach, Fla. and Jacqueline Samuels, of Lucedale, Miss.; a stepson, Jay Bates, of Newport News, Va.; 10 grandchildren, William Henderson and wife Donna, Wayne Henderson, Donn Henderson and wife, Lorraine, all of Charleroi, Cheryl Smith and husband, Rob, of Maryland, David Henderson, of West Virginia, Robin Grimm and husband, Ted, of Washington, Pa., Lisa Coneeny and husband, Dwayne, of Vermont, Christi Henderson and husband, Mike, of Rush Spring, Okla., Faith Seals and husband, Vance, and Carroll Van Nort and wife, Lauren, all of Lucedale, Miss.; 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great- grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands Peter Consonery (1976) and George Bates (1993); daughter, Barbara Miller; stepson, Rev. Ewing Bates; granddaughter, Gina Brinson; sisters, Ivy Steiner and Georgina Harden Ritchie and her husband, Woodrow. Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the ED MELENYZER FUNERAL HOMES INC., 825 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, where a funeral service will be held Thursday, June 12, at 11 a.m. with Chaplain Bob Simonsick officiating. Interment will be in Belle Vernon Cemetery.

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