FARMINGTON – Alma Louise ‘Henson’ Bates, 92, died December 18, 2017, at Farmington Presbyterian Manor. Alma was born August 6, 1925, in Flat River, and was the daughter of John Harrison Henson and Jessie Faye ‘Plummer’ Henson. Also preceding in death were: her husband, Otto Arthur Bates, Sr., (1994) and two sisters, Dorothy Lea Reynolds and Aline Iva Bates.
Alma was a retired LPN and member of Iron Mountain Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Aleda “Jeannie” (Bates) Houck, of Stuart, Florida, and Ava (Bates) Logan, of St. Charles, Missouri. One son, Otto Arthur “Buddy” Bates, of Stuart, Florida. One sister, Patricia (Henson) Arbie. Also surviving are three grandsons; 1 granddaughter and two great-grandchildren.
Private services will be held at Caledonia Methodist Cemetery with Rev. Matthew Prihoda officiating, under direction of Taylor Funeral Service, Inc., Farmington. Memorials to: Iron Mountain Assembly of God Church. Photo obituary and guestbook online at: www.taylorfuneral.com.