Maxine Ilene (Locke) Bates – Age 91, longtime area resident of Farwell, passed away at Medilodge of Clare on the evening of Thursday, February 25, 2021. Maxine was born to parents Robert and Ethel (Woodruff) Locke in Osceola County on August 19, 1929. In 1967 Maxine married Harold Bates and together they raised two sons. Maxine worked as an assembler at Holly Carborator and Evart Products.
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She is survived by one son, Gregory (Christina) Bates, as well as extended family and friends.
Maxine was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Bates, her son, Brad Bates, and her parents, Robert and Ethel Locke.
According to her wishes, a cremation has taken place. Maxine will be laid to rest in Deer Lake Cemetery ( Pinora Twp Cemetery # 2) with her family. There are no services scheduled at this time. Please share your memories and condolences with Maxine’s family online at www.CampbellStocking.com.