News and Tribune

August 1, 2013

Edna Mae Orme Bates, 91; Cape Coral, Fla.

— A memorial service for Edna Mae Orme Bates, 91, Cape Coral, Fla., will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at New Chapel Methodist Church, Jeffersonville. She died June 18, 2013, in Cape Coral, Fla.

Edna was born July 19, 1921, in New Albany, to Maurice and Estelle Orme. She spent most of her life in the Jeffersonville area. Edna Mae was known for her outpouring of kindness and friendly personality.

Survivors include a daughter, Bette Jo Bates Hannon and her husband Fred, Cape Coral; and son Jack Bates and his wife Cheryle, Cape Coral; three grandchildren, Jacquelin Presley, Dallas, Fred Hannon and his wife Lisa,, Punta Gorda, Fla., and Shannon Bates, Jeffersonville; great-grandchildren, Sasha, Nikki, Hailey Montana, and Misty; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Julian “Jack” Bates in 2008.

In accordance with Edna’s wishes, please donate to her church or local animal shelters in lieu of flowers.