Bates, Charlotte F. 96 of Largo, FL, died Monday, June 11, 2012 at Cypress Palms assisted living facility. Born March 15, 1916 in Hamburg, NY she was the daughter of Henry V. and Martha A. Bonnar Sipprell. Charlotte married her late husband Joseph "Ron" Bates Sept 6, 1937; he died Jan 29, 2008. She earned her Bachelor's degree from John Brown University in Arkansas and her Master's Degree from Barry University in Miami Shores. She was a former member of the Faith Baptist Church in Homosassa. She was a school teacher for the North side Baptist School in St. Petersburg retiring in 1982.
She is survived by three sons, David R. Bates of Texas, Eric S. Bates of California and Donald P. Bates of Florida, seven grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren.
Visitation held from 11:00 a.m. until service time at 1:00 p.m. Saturday June 16, 2012 at the funeral home. Interment with committal prayers in Garden Sanctuary Cemetery.
In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army.
Arrangements were made under the direction of Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, 7950 131st Street North, Seminole, FL 33776 / 727-391-0121.