Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Loretta Lynn Batchelor, known affectionately as "Regi" to all who knew her, was born on September 22, 1969, in Terre Haute, Indiana. She was a woman who lived her life to the beat of her own drum, literally, as she was a passionate musician who loved to play the drums and sing. Regi passed away on September 13, 2023, in Brazil, Indiana, leaving behind a legacy of laughter, love, and lots of cake. Regi was a proud graduate of Terre Haute North High School, where she was known for her infectious laughter and her ability to turn any situation into a comedic sketch. She continued her education at Indiana Business College, where she honed her administrative skills and set the stage for her career as a medical receptionist. Her colleagues always appreciated her ability to lighten the mood, even in the most stressful situations. Regi's work was important to her, but her true passion lay in her hobbies. She was a woman of many talents, and she had an uncanny ability to turn her interests into art. Whether she was playing the drums, singing, or telling jokes, she was always the life of the party. Regi loved going fishing with her father. She also enjoyed spending time with her dog, Buster. Regi was also a crafty woman, known for her creative and unique crafts. Her cakes were legendary, and her house was always beautifully decorated, reflecting her vibrant personality. She was a woman who knew how to make a house a home, and her friends always felt welcomed and loved in her presence. Regi was a thoughtful, passionate, and loving woman. She was the kind of person who would give you the shirt off her back if you needed it, and then she'd make a joke about it to make you laugh. She had a unique way of making people feel special and loved, and her memory will live on in the hearts of all of her friends and family. She was a woman who truly understood the value of laughter and love, and she will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Regi's life was a testament to the power of laughter, love, and music. She was a woman who embraced every moment, who found joy in the simple things, and who always had a joke ready to lighten the mood. She was a beacon of light in a sometimes dark world, and her legacy will live on in the laughter and love she left behind. Regi is preceded in death by her mother, Norma (Gilbert) Swain.

Regi is survived by her husband, Ricky Batchelor, one daughter, Daria Caldwell and her husband Ronald Dale Deisher III, one grandson, Ray Dean Deisher, step children, Jeri Zawadzki and her husband Frank, Dustan Batchelor and his wife Jaime, Troy Batchelor and his wife Tori, Kayla Nejman and her husband Jason, step grandchildren, McKenzie, Bailey, Shelby, Emma, Kambree, Chloe, Aubrey, Kynley, Annastyn, Jordan, and Jace. Siblings, Robert Swain Jr. and his wife Beverly, Larry Swain and his wife Lori, Deborah Rogers and her husband Joe, and William Swain and his wife Barbara. Regi is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held Friday, September 22nd from 4-8 P.M. at Lawson-Miller Chapel, 1702 East National Avenue in Brazil. Private services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family to help offset the funeral costs.

To post a note of condolence, please visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com