August 21, 1938 - August 7, 2016
Wednesday, August 10th from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
Thursday, August 11th at 10:30 a.m. St. Paul Catholic Church
Marilyn Suzanne Russell Bates, 78, of Westerville, on August 5, 2016 of natural causes. Originally from Portsmouth, OH and a graduate of Notre Dame HS. Worked professionally at Ranko, Bank One, and Mid-Ohio Obstetrics. Her passion was her love for music. She was heavily involved with her church, St.Paul in Westerville. She played the organ at Sunday masses for several years, and later becoming choir director at the Parish. She had similar positions later in her career with St. Elizabeth and St. Brendan parishes in Columbus. Survived by her son, Bryan Bates of Mason, OH; her daughter, Kendra Curran (Charley) of San Francisco, CA; grandchildren, Zachary, Joshua and Jakob Bates; siblings, Caroline Gemperline, Arlene Osborne, Patricia (Cece) Barry, James Russell (Barb), George Russell (Kathy), and Melissa Dearfield (Tim), several loving cousins, nieces and nephews and friends including Ken Bates, father of Bryan and Kendra, and husband of 17 years to Marilyn. Preceded in death by parents, George and Alma Russell. Visiting hours are Wednesday, August 10th from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Rd, Westerville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, August 11th at 10:30 a.m., St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 313 N. State St. Westerville. Father Charles Cotton celebrant. Burial service to follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, 1618 Offnere St. Portsmouth, OH 45662.