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Judie Bates, 77 years of age passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017. She was born August 27, 1939 in Louisville, Kentucky and was a graduate of Loretto High School. Judie worked for Brown Forman, Vermont American, and The Louisville Tennis Club. She loved playing tennis, caring for family and friends pets, and was a die-hard University of Louisville fan especially basketball. Judie was very friendly and personable and was loved by everyone who met her. She especially loved her fury family, Nick, their beloved golden lab.She was preceded in death by her parents, Gervase and Haline "Pete" Rohleder.
Survivors include her loving husband of 49 years, Jim Bates; children, James II (Jill) and Jesse (Margret); brother, Nick Rohleder (Betty); sisters-in-law, Nina Youngblood, Shirley Sheets; seven grandchildren; three nieces; two nephews; four great nieces; four great nephews, and two great-great nieces.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, Indiana. Her funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Friday at the St. John Paul II Catholic Church (St. Paul Campus), 216 Scheller Avenue, Sellersburg, Indiana.
In lieu of flowers please make any donations in honor of Judie to: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (AMPS) Center, 3401 Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19104, The Humane Society, or St. John Paul II Church.
Online condolences may be made to www.kraftfs.com
Published on July 10, 2017
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