Janice Sue (Ison) Bates

Born: Fri., Oct. 31, 1941
Died: Sat., Mar. 21, 2020


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Janice Sue Bates went home on March 21, 2020, with her family by her side at home.  She was born on October 31, 1941, in Kona, Kentucky, to Manus and Irene Ison.  She married Owen Bates on November 21, 1959 and moved to Winchester, Indiana in 1964.

Janice Sue was a cafeteria manager for Randolph Central schools for 20 years.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends who lovingly called her “mamaw”.  Janice Sue loved challenging her siblings to a game of Sorry or working on a puzzle together.  She enjoyed attending her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events and activities.  Janice was deeply loved and will be truly missed.

Janice Sue is survived by her children, Norman Bates, Rick (Joni) Bates, Lisa (Rob) Morford, Steven (Carolyn) Bates; her grandchildren, Melinda (Nathan) Peed, Christina Casperson (Aaron McCambridge), Zachary Bates, Torie (Justin Rice) Morford, Erika (Cody Hudson- Ray) Morford, Allison Morford (Keslyn Harris), Kelbee Bates and Kyle Bates (Breanna Leach); her great grandchildren, Melissa Rice, James Rice, Gabriel Rice, Serenity Hudson-Ray, Cowen Hudson-Ray, and Belamee Fellers; her siblings, Jr. Ray (Vera) Ison, Roger (Hazel) Ison, Lynette Trent, and Judy Blair; and several nephews and nieces, family and friends.

Janice Sue was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Owen Bates; her parents, Manus and Irene Ison; a brother, Michael Dean Ison; and two brothers-in-law, Johnny Trent and Steve Blair.

The family will have a private funeral service and burial due to current regulations in place. 

In lieu of flowers, due to allergies, memorials may be made in Janice Sue’s name to State of the Heart Hospice, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH 45331.

Walker Funeral Home in Winchester is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.walkerswinchester.com.

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Brian and Sharon Hummel
   Posted Mon March 23, 2020
Rick we so sorry for your loss, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers..

Tim & Donna Halcomb
   Posted Mon March 23, 2020
Tim and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of Sue. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Neil and Cindy McHolland
   Posted Mon March 23, 2020
We are very sorry to hear of your loss. You are all I our thoughts and prayers.♥️🙏

Gary and Louise Bates Family
   Posted Mon March 23, 2020
Norman, Rick, Lisa and Steve, we send our heartfelt condolences to you and the
Bates and Isom families. We send our love, thoughts and prayers to you all. God cares for your family and will help you in your time of need (1. Peter 5:7) with deepest sympathy. Gary and family

Jerry and Sherry Clevenger
   Posted Mon March 23, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you. May God comfort you.

Paul and Teresa Cornett
   Posted Mon March 23, 2020
Our Deepest and Most Sincere Condolences! Love and Hugs to you all. Rest in Heaven Aunt Sue 🌹

Debbie Adams and Irene Jent
   Posted Mon March 23, 2020
This is mom’s niece and my cousin. So sorry to hear this. Just seen this on Facebook. We love all of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Mom is living in Indiana with me since her stroke 7 years ago.

Ron Anderson
   Posted Tue March 24, 2020
Steve: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I have many fond memories of you and your family. Take care my friend and may God Bless you all.