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Geneva Bates

February 24, 1932 — July 2, 2020

Geneva Bates, 88, of formerly of the Norwalk-Wakeman area, passed away on July 2, 2020 at O'Neil Healthcare in North Ridgeville. She was born on February 24, 1932 in Clarksfield and was a graduate of Brighton High School. She worked for many years at Rockwell in Wellington and was a member of the Kipton Community Church.

She is survived by her daughter Joan Skaggs, of Norwalk, grandchildren Nikki, Marcus, Damon, Lucas, and Dakota, a great grandson, Jason, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents Joy and Fern (Livermore) Leitner, a daughter Ellen, a sister Genevieve (Leitner) Balog and a brother Robert Leitner

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday July 7, at 11:00 am at Clarksfield Methodist Cemetery. Pastor Chuck Livermore will be officiating.

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Geneva was an avid supporter of numerous veteran organizations. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to your local veterans support group.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside Service

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Starts at 11:00am

Clarksfield United Methodist Church

5151 Zenobia Rd, Wakeman, OH 44889

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