Dolores Bates Dolores E. Bates, nee Burtz, 71, of Waterloo, Ill., born June 10, 1945, in East St. Louis, Ill., died February 3, 2017, in Waterloo, Ill. She is preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Grace, nee Irvin, Burtz; and a brother, Larry Burtz. Dolores is survived by her children, Steven Thurston, William (Sandy) Thurston, Christopher Thurston, and Susan (Matthew) Peters; grandchildren, Rachel Thurston, Sam Tipton, Sydney Thurston, and Jake Thurston; sister, Christine Campo, and sister-in-law, Carol Burtz. As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: Helping Strays - The Humane Society of Monroe County. Visitation: Celebration of life from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, February 17, 2017 at Gallagher's in Waterloo, Ill. QUERNHEIM FUNERAL HOME, Waterloo, Ill.
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