Born April 16, 1925, in Vigo County, she was the daughter of Arthur and Esther Clark Murphy.
She attended Ashboro High School.
On Dec. 8, 1941, she married Thomas V. Batchelor. He preceded her in death on Dec. 30, 1990.
She attended the First Church of the Nazarene. She was a homemaker and devoted wife and mother. She was proud to say that all of her sons has served our country in the United States Armed Forces.
She enjoyed playing Bingo, Bunco, and activities at the Senior Center. She was a member of the V.F.W. No. 1127 and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Survivors include children Earl Batchelor and wife Beverly, Jackie Batchelor, Terry Batchelor and wife Pam, Etta Mae Purtell and husband Marty, Mike Batchelor, and Tim Batchelor; daughter-in-law Sharon Batchelor, all of Clay County; brother Norman Murphy and wife Yvonne, Nappanee; 22 grandchildren, Rhonda Davis, Jeff Batchelor and wife Lori, Jennifer Smith and husband Chuck, Brian Batchelor, Brian Atkinson, Trina Atkinson, Lori Conrad and husband Mark, Dina Terhune and husban d Tony, Ryan Batchelor, Jon Batchelor and wife Shannon, Julie Wharton and husband Davide, Josh Batchelor, Todd Dowbrosky, Amy Dowbrosky, Cami Marsh and husband Brian, Gary Atkinson and wife Pam, Nichols Purtell, Amanda Purtell, Tabatha Batchelor, Jeremy Batchelor and wife Hope, Michelle Batchelor, David McCullough; 37 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Clara Mae Batchelor, special friends Mary Fisher, Judy and Ed Durbin and Robbie Barnett; many neices, nephews, cousins and a large extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sons Ronnie Batchelor, Max Batchelor and Thomas Batchelor; brothers Floyd Clark, Dale Murphy, Larry Murphy, Bobby Murphy and Dean Murphy; sister Hazel Crabb and her husband Charles Crabb; sisters-in-law Maybelle Clark, Lola Clark and Nina Murphy.
Services will take place at 1 p.m. Friday at Lawson-Miller Chapel with Brother Tom Roeschlein officiating. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Thursday and again Friday prior to services.
A walk-through by the V.F.W. No. 1127 and American Legion Post No. 2 Auxiliaries will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday during visitation.
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