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Funeral Expenses for Joseph & Donna Bates

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Dear friends and supporters,

We are deeply saddened to share the news that Joseph and Donna Bates tragically lost their lives in a car accident on I-55 due to a dust storm. As their friends, we are heartbroken by their sudden passing.

Joseph and Donna were beloved parents who dedicated their lives to their family and community. They were always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need and were loved by all who knew them.

In the wake of this tragedy, we are coming together to support their family during this difficult time. We are raising funds to help cover the costs of their funeral expenses. Any additional funds raised will be donated to the “Cornet Club” of Sweet Adeline’s International and the Gibson County Humane Society as a memorial to Joe and Donna.

We are asking for your help to reach our fundraising goal, and any contribution you can make would be greatly appreciated. Your support will help provide some relief during this challenging time and will honor Joseph and Donna's memory.

Thank you for your kindness and generosity.


Friends and Family of Joseph and Donna Bates

Organizer and beneficiary

Cory Kennedy
Crystal Lake, IL
Abbie Baer

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