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Roberta E. Bates "Bobbie" (nee Imperato), age 74, of Mt. Ephraim

Roberta E. Bates "Bobbie" (nee Imperato), age 74, on August 28, 2020, of Mt. Ephraim, after a short battle with cancer.

Devoted wife of Harry Bates Sr. for thirty-five years. Loving step-mother of Bill (Jana) Screen Shot 2020-08-28 at 15.58.24Bates & Harry Bates Jr. Beloved daughter of the late Raymond & Catherine Imperato (nee Clemmer). Loving sister of Ray (Donna) Imperato & Bonnie Torpey. Beloved sister-in-law of Robert Bates. Dearest aunt to Gerry Torpey, Jr., Michael (Annmarie) Imperato, Steve (Cara) Imperato & Stacy Torpey. The best Mom-Mom to Ashton, Noah, Ryan & Logan Bates. Great aunt to Gerry Torpey, III & Addy Imperato. Also survived by April Leo Stewart (Rob).

Bobbie enjoyed many trips with her sister, niece, and many girlfriends throughout her life and had a fabulous eye for fashion as she was known for always being coordinated for the perfect season. Bobbie enjoyed bowling with her husband and teammates for several years. She thoroughly enjoyed country music and line dancing.

Bobbie retired as an accounting clerk at Jacobs Engineering after 45 years of service.

There will be a visitation Wednesday from 10am to 12 noon at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE.

Memorial Service 12 noon at the funeral home.

Family requests in lieu of flowers donations may be made in Bobbie's memory to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.