Mary Alberta (Tyrrel) Bates was born on January 25, 1953 to Paul and Mabel Tyrrel in Albia, IA. Mary passed away from this life on December 15, 2020.\n\nMary married Rick Bates on January 25, 1980. She worked for the Post Office for 20 years. The things that Mary loved the most in life were her family, friends, baking and helping others. Mary was dearly loved by all. \n\nPreceding Mary in death are her parents Paul and Mabel, and brother James.\nLeft to cherish her memory are her husband Rick; Brother Chuck (Shirley) Tyrrel of Albia, IA, nieces, nephews, and many friends.\n\nA Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the family and mailed to PO Box 34, New Virginia, Iowa 50210. Services entrusted with Sinnott Funeral Home in Albia.