Born in Brazil, Sept. 4, 1920, she was the daughter of the late John and Madeline M. Yard. A resident of Brook the past four years, she previously resided in Brazil. She was a homemaker. She was married to Melvin B. Batchelor June 3, 1939, in Brazil, and he
preceded her in death May 1, 1993, in Brazil.
She was preceded in death by son Darrell R. Batchelor, one grandson, one great-granddaughter and two great-grandsons.
Surviving are five sons Larry G. Batchelor, Morocco, Ind., Russell H. Batchelor (wife Shirley), Winamac, Ind., Melvin Batchelor Jr. (wife Debral), Wolcott, Ind., Jimmy D. Batchelor (wife Margaret), Brazil, and Ricky A. Batchelor (wife Lorretta), Brazil, and three daughters F. Elaine Lade, Beaverville, Ill., Brenda S. Moore (husband Fred), Bridgeton, Sandra F. Shepard (husband Rick), Beaverville, Ill. Also surviving are 33 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, March 4, 2010, at Lawson-Miller Chapel, with Pastor Rick Wetnight officiating. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel Wednesday, from 4-8 p.m.
Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in her memory.