Eleanor Jean Bates

LISBON– Eleanor Jean Bates, 90, of Freeman Road, passed away at 11:36 p.m. Tuesday, March 10 at Auburn Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Bates was born March 27, 1929 in Center Township, a daughter of the late Clifford and Hazel Alma (Stapleton) Shaw.

A graduate of Lisbon David Anderson High School, Eleanor worked at the Columbiana County Court House for 32 years. She had also worked at the Columbiana County Farm Bureau and at the former A&P.

She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in New Franklin and served as a poll worker during elections.

Her husband, David Frederick “Fred” Bates, preceded her in death, as did two grandchildren.

She is survived by her sons, David Larry (Nanette) Bates, James Victor (Cheryl) Bates, Michael Frederick Bates, Robert Lee (Dessie) Bates and Randall Shaw (Paula) Bates; sisters, Ruth Ann Bailey, Marjorie (David) Pannier, JoAnn (Chuck) Harris, Sandra Boyce and Karen (Jim) Sadler; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 14 at the Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home with Brother Tom Jones officiating. Burial will follow at the Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lisbon Grange, in care of Ina Bowles, 37595 State Route 30, Lisbon, Ohio 44432.

Friends may also view Eleanor’s memorial tribute page and send condolences at www.eells-leggett-stauffer.com.