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Brenda (Shewmaker) Bates

July 7, 1945 ~ March 1, 2019 (age 73)

Brenda Shewmaker Bates, age 73, of Smithfield, formerly of Springfield, passed away at 12:04 a.m., Friday, March 1, 2019 at the Hosparus Inpatient Care Center in Louisville.

A native of Washington County, she was born on July 7, 1945 to the late Ennis Butler and Daphne Tatum Shewmaker.

She was a retired tax analyst for Humana, a 1963 graduate of Springfield High School and of the Baptist faith.

Preceding her in death was a sister, Vivian Martin on December 15, 2013.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Edward Bates; two sons, David Bates (Terri) of Simpsonville and Kevin Bates (Daphne) of Smithfield; three grandchildren, Kadin, Isabella and Olivia and two sisters, Martha Joyce Trowbridge of Versailles and Pat Hendricks of Springfield.

Funeral will be held in Somerset, KY at Pulaski Funeral Home on Saturday, March 9th at 1 pm with Rev. Ed Amundson, officiating.  Visitation at Pulaski Funeral Home for the family will be from 10:00 am until 11:00 am and friends from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm.

Burial will be in the Rock Lick Cemetery Somerset, KY.

Visitation in Springfield, KY, hometown of Mrs. Bates, will be at Carey and Son Funeral Home on Friday, March 8th from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm.

Carey & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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