Florence "Ann" Bates, 85, of Ames, died on Sunday, October 17, 2010 at the Madrid Home in Madrid, Iowa. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 7 at 1:30 p.m. at the Madrid Home. A private family burial will be in Ames Municipal Cemetery.
Florence Ann Bates was June 30, 1925 in England to Harry and Emma Herrod. She served her country at the Royal Ordinance Factory in England. They supplied ammunitions to the soldiers during WW II. In Ames, she was employed at Bournes, retiring in 1995.
She married Robert Wood and to this union two children were born. Following his death, she married Arthur Bates, Sr.
She was a member of First Christian Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Barbara LaMotte of Des Moines; son, Kenneth Wood, of Ames; four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and two nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; a sister; and a nephew.
Condolences may be sent to www.stevensmemorialchapel.com.
Arrangements under the direction of Stevens Memorial Chapel, Ames, IA.