Rodney and Majo Bates were married October 1, 1965. They have two sons; Stephen Lee Bates, wife Dawn Michelle (Robnett) and their sons Devin Lee, Stephen Mikal & Tyler Preston, all of Centralia. Their infant daughter Autumn Michelle makes her home in Heaven.
Scott Alan Bates & wife Amy Lee (Sackett) of Quincy.
Rodney is the son of the late Francis Warren Bates and Mildred Ruth (Beadle) Bates of Heritage Woods, Centralia. His late Grandparents were Howard and Anna (Atchison) Bates and Charles and Euta (Kell) Beadle.
The Bates’ make their home in Irvington. They are charter members of Greenview Christian Church.
Rodney has worked for 40 yrs with EFI in Centralia, among several other places.
Majo is Supervisor in Southern Illinois with NASDA/NASS. She has held this position for 25 yrs. Majo enjoys being a Master Gardener with Washington Co. Sponsored by the University of Illinois and the U of I Extension Service.
Cards may be sent to P.O. Box 185, Irvington, IL. 62848.