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Marian Krajewski Bates

Marian Krajewski Bates, 81, of Bloomington, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

She was born June 12, 1933, in Camden, New Jersey, to Stephen Krajewski and Sophia Grzeskowiak Krajewski.

Marian was a devoted mother, wife and friend. Survivors include a son, Stephen Earl Bates, and his wife, Ana Cainelli Bates, of Vienna, Virginia; a daughter, Adrienne Brown, and her husband, Steven, of Greenwood; five grandchildren, Avery, Allison and Julian Brown, Sienna Bates and Samantha Paramore; two great-grandchildren, Bijou and Remy Paramore; a very dear friend, Sr. Laurette Bellamy, S.P., of St. Mary-of-the-Woods; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Earl O. Bates; a brother, George Krajewski; and three sisters, Dorothy and Theresa Krajewski and Sherrie Lightman.

Marian enjoyed a lifelong career as a singer of opera and classical vocal music. She was a professor of voice at Drake University, Indiana University School of Music and, for 35 years, at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College.

Memberships included St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Mu Phi Epsilon, National Federation of Music Clubs, Bloomington Chamber Music Society, National Society of Arts and Letters, Friends of Art and the Friends of Music of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. In addition, Marian along with her husband and children, and more recently Sr. Laurette, were active in welcoming international students into their home and family in conjunction with the Bloomington Worldwide Friendship Organization.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 2224 E. Third St., Bloomington. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, 4150 E. Third St., Bloomington.

If friends so desire, contributions may be made to the Earl O. Bates Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, c/o Indiana University Foundation, P.O. Box 6460, Indianapolis, IN 46206; or to Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods Indiana, Mission Advancement Office, 1 Sisters of Providence, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876.

Online condolences may be made at www.DayDeremiahFrye.com.

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