Betty Louise (Stout) Bates

Born: Tue., Apr. 28, 1942
Died: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Dec. 03, 2018
Location: Shirley & Stout
Lincoln Road Chapel

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Dec. 04, 2018
Location: Shirley & Stout
Lincoln Road Chapel

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Betty Louise Bates, 76, Kokomo, passed away at 8:35 a.m. on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at North Woods Village in Kokomo.  She was born April 28, 1942, in Tazewell, Virginia, to William and Mable (White) Stout.  On October 26, 1987, she married Frankie Bates, and he survives.

Betty attended Kokomo High School.  She enjoyed singing, playing piano and attending bluegrass festivals, but she was happiest when she was surrounded by family.  She was a member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Nancy (Randy) Lunsford and Stacy (Eddie) Houston; step-children, Frankie D. Bates and Shane Bates; grandchildren, Richie Lunsford, Holly Early, Kasey (Malaya) Smith-Corbit, Kayla (Tremayne) Buckner and Kierstan Corbit; several great-grandchildren; and siblings, Truman (Phyllis) Stout, Ella Hamilton, Minnie Reynolds, Jim (Connie) Stout, Dave (Rhonda) Stout, Shirley Laudenschlager and Terry (Patty) Stout.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Emmitt Darrell Corbit; and brothers, Billy and Bobby Stout.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to North Woods Village for their excellent care of Betty.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Rd., Kokomo, with Pastors Bill Fields and Lehmon Hale officiating.  Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery.  Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Betty’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association or Bona Vista.  Messages of condolence may be left online at

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A. Marie Casey, formerly of Marion
   Posted Sat December 01, 2018
Offering my condolence to the Stout & Bates families and friends. As you cherish the many fond memories of Mrs. Bates, reflect on the time when sickness, death & sorrow will be conditions of the past! (Revelation 21:3,4; 1Corinthians 15: 26) This is what our loving God Jehovah has promised and Jesus Christ himself guaranteed the hope of seeing our loved ones again by means of the resurrection. (John 5:28,29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 26:19)
May God’s word & the prayers of others provide you the comfort to endure at this time & each day to come, as we await the fulfillment of his promises!

Darren Nelson
   Posted Mon December 03, 2018
Kathy I am so sorry for you loss! Having just gone through losing someone I know how it feels and hanging on to those ever precious memories helped me get through a difficult time! God Bless

Darren Nelson
   Posted Mon December 03, 2018
Dear Minnie and Ashley So sorry for your loss. Hold on to those wonderful memories to get you through a tough time!

Olive Bates
   Posted Mon December 03, 2018
Rest in peace. You and your family are in my prayers.
Love, Chris Bates

Teresa A Hamrick
   Posted Mon December 03, 2018
Rest in peace Aunt Betty
From Glen and Chris Bates' children and grandchildren.

Scott Robinson
   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
Betty Was A Glorious Woman I Knew Her And Talked To Over The Yrs And I Know She Will Be Missed By Many My Thoughts And Prayers To All The Family And May God Bless Us All In Any Way Possible Everyday And May We All Try To Praise His Name To The Fullest AMEN

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