Patricia “Pat” Bates…July 12, 1951 – May 17, 2012

A Closed Casket Celebration of life for longtime Lamar resident, Patricia Bates, affectionately known to many as Pat, will be held at 10:00 AM Monday May 21, 2012 at the Lamar United Methodist Church.  Reverend Kathy Leathers and Reverend Ramon Robledo will co-officiate the service.   Per Pat’s request there will be no public visitation. 

A graveside service for Pat will be held at 4:00PM on Monday, May 21, 2012 at the Fairview Cemetery in Burlington, Colorado; Deacon Norbert Ohnmacht will officiate the graveside service. 

Pat was born on July 12, 1951 in Kinsley, Kansas to Quentin and Lucy (Tholen) Herrmann and passed away following her four year courageous battle with brain cancer on Thursday May 17, 2012 at the Porter Hospice in Centennial, Colorado with her family and extended family by her side at the age of 60. 

She was preceded in death by her father. 

Pat is survived by her husband – Jerry Bates of the family home in Lamar; by her children – Elizabeth (Caleb) Kehrwald of Silverthorne, CO, Brent Bates and Monica Hernandez both of Lamar, her mother; Lucy Herrmann of Kinsley, KS, and grandson; Dylan Kehrwald. She is also survived by her sisters; Dee (Gary) Kaster of Burlington, CO, Mary Beth Herrmann of Larned, KS, and her brother; Mike Herrmann of Kinsley, KS as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other family and a host of friends.  

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Southeast Colorado Cancer Initiative or to the Pat Bates Nursing Scholarship in care of the funeral home office. 

Services for Patricia “Pat” Bates are under the direction of the Peacock Funeral Home.  For additional information and online condolences please visit our website at


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