A Mass of Christian burial for Joan Miskimon Bates, a former secretary for Western Electric Co. and Martin Marietta Corp., will be offered at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Middle River.
Mrs. Bates, a Harewood Park resident, died yesterday at Good Samaritan Hospital following a four-year bout with cancer. She was 51.
Mrs. Bates was a Baltimore native and a graduate of Catholic High School. After graduation, she became a secretary for Western Electric, where she worked for 20 years. When the company moved from Baltimore, she went to work at Martin Marietta. She was a secretary in the procurement section of the company's Middle River plant for the past five years.