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Martha Jane Bates

July 13, 1950 June 15, 2019
Martha  Jane Bates
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Martha Jane Bates, 68, died Saturday, June 15, 2019 in Lexington, Kentucky from complications of dementia. She was born in Dallas, Texas on July 13, 1950 to the late Earl Bates, Sr. and Marge Bates. Jane grew up in the Cleveland, Ohio area and worked as a children’s librarian at both Cleveland and Lakewood public libraries. She then spent many years as a beloved nanny to families in Cleveland and Cincinnati. Survivors include her siblings Earl Bates, Jr., Mark Bates, and Carol Bates. Services will be private. If you wish to honor Jane’s memory, please consider a donation to your local public library. Betts & West Funeral Home is honored to serve Martha Jane and the Bates family. Online guestbook at

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