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Robin C. Bates

April 28, 1961 ~ November 4, 2018 (age 57)

Robin Christine Bates, 57, of Cape Girardeau passed away Sunday November 4, 2018, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau.

She was born April 28, 1961, in Cape Girardeau, to Don and Ruth Craft Niswonger.  She and Vester Bates were married March 18, 1979.

Robin attended school in Jackson and was a member of the Salvation Army in Cape Girardeau. She also enjoyed to volunteer at the Salvation Army.

Loving survivors include two children, Lisa (Jeff) McBride of Benton and Dustin (fiance' Cindy Anschultz) of Sikeston; her father and stepmother, Don and Judy Niswonger of Cape Girardeau; a sister Kim (Joe) Ward of Millersville; three grandchildren, Brooke, Matthew, and Lacey McBride; she was anticipating the birth of her first great grandchild in December, Jasper Lane Henry; and a niece, Kristen (Dustin) Keller of Jackson; a great niece, and two great nephews; and her former husband Vester Bates of Bell City.

Robin was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Niswonger and her maternal and paternal grandparents.

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to service time, Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.

Funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at the funeral home with Rev. Elmer Trapp officiating.

Interment will follow in Niswonger Cemetery near Millersville.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to the Salvation Army in Cape Girardeau.

On-line condolence messages may be sent to the family by visiting          

Donations may be made to:

Salvation Army of Cape Girardeau
701 Good Hope St., Cape Girardeau MO 63702
Tel: 1-573-335-7000

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