Bertye Talbert Bates, mother of actress Kathy Bates, died Feb. 15 in Culver City following a lengthy illness. She was believed to be in her 80s.

In addition to daughter Kathy, she is survived by two other daughters and five grandchildren.

Family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Hospice Services of California, 11266 Washington Place, Culver City, CA 90230.

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