Florence E Bateman

Born: Mon., Jan. 16, 1928
Died: Tue., Jul. 13, 2021


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Florence E. Bateman, 93, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at Village Green Healthcare in Greenville.  She was born on January 16, 1928, in Union City, OH, to the late Ora and Elsie (Stump) Livingston. She married the late Francis Junior Bateman.
Florence was very active in her church, Community United Methodist Church.  She was also a member of The Progressive Homemakers.  She was especially known for her talented sewing skills and cooking. Her homemade noodles and baked beans were just as famous as her “special” bread.  She and Junior enjoyed years of travel with B&S Travel Club. She loved each one of her trips as they were all described by her as unique and could not pick a favorite.  In her younger years, she was active in biking and participated in the Great Ohio Bike Adventure.
Even though she loved cooking and sewing, her greatest joy was her family. She took delight in watching them at school activities, baking with them, going on bike rides, and taking the grandkids on trips.
She is survived by her children, Ed (Marilyn) Bateman, of Union City, Indiana; Christine (Barry) Eliker, of Greenville, Ohio; Clyde (Chris) Bateman, of New Weston, Ohio, and Rae Jean (Kenny) Govier of The Villages, Florida.  She is also survived by 10 grandchildren: Amanda (Bob) Tinsley, Patricia (Kevin) Austin, Jeff (Annie) Wickersham, Chase Wright, Kimberly (Jason) Huighe, Jonathan (Amy ) Bateman, Emily (Chris) Reinhard, Molly Bateman, Bridget (Brian) Merchant, and Whitney Nieland, 21 great grandchildren;  Brother, Danny Livingston (Lois) of Union City, Ohio; Sister, Joan (Eugene) Hime of Union City, Indiana, and sister in law, Carol Walls of Greenville, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 73 years, Francis Junior Bateman, 3 brothers, 1 sister, 1 sister- in -law, a daughter-in-law, and a granddaughter.
Florence was the matriarch of her family. Her passing leaves a great void in their lives. She will fondly be remembered as a great role model and a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will take place at Lisbon Cemetery in Union City, IN.
Memorial contributions may be directed to EverHeart Hospice Care, 1350 N. Broadway St., Greenville, OH 45331 or Community United Methodist Church, 705 Brock Cosmos Rd., Union City, OH 45390.
Memories may be shared online at www.reichardfh.com.

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Lisa A Brooks
   Posted Thu July 15, 2021
Dear Bateman Family,
I have lost another dear friend, had lots of good memories with Florence at
Community. She was a very special person and always was there when something needed to be done at the church! May the memories and her love comfort you through this difficult time and the days and months ahead. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you! Lisa Brooks

Doug and Joan Mason
   Posted Thu July 15, 2021
Eddie and family, Sending our sympathy and love to all. Prayers.

Randi Rose
   Posted Thu July 15, 2021
Amanda and Bobby so sorry for your loss

Kevin Austin
   Posted Thu July 15, 2021

Large Basket Garden was sent by Patricia, Kevin, Taylor, Matt, Kinzie, and Andrew.

Grandma will be very much missed! Always will be in our hearts!


Adam Bowen
   Posted Fri July 16, 2021

Medium Dish Garden was sent by Adam Bowen.

Condolences to the Bateman family. Thoughts are with you during this difficult time.


Sherry & Mark Echeman
   Posted Sat July 17, 2021
Chris, Barry and your family,
Our sincere condolences for the loss of you Mother. No matter the age, it is still so hard to lose them. No one loves you like your Mother. Praying for God's Comfort and Peace to all your Hearts...
Sherry Echeman (WH Lab, Ret.)

MaryJo Nazer
   Posted Sat July 17, 2021

Sincerest Thoughts was sent by MaryJo Nazer .

To Rae Jean and her family, our thoughts and prayers go with you as you honor the passing of such a wonderful woman. With our deepest condolences, your TLC Outpatient Center Work Family.


Chris Shea
   Posted Sun July 18, 2021

Simplicity Candle Centerpiece was sent by Your Family at Ocean View.

Our Condolences to Rae Jean, Bridget, Whitney and Family.


Chris Shea
   Posted Sun July 18, 2021

Mauve Memories was sent by Sheila, Blaine, Chris .

Thoughts, Prayers and Love to Rae Jean, Bridget, Whitney and Family


Ernestine Cloyd ( and family)
   Posted Sun July 18, 2021
Sorry to hear that Florence has passed. We often thought of her the last few months and missed seeing her as we are missing Junior. Bob and I (and our family) spend a good bit of time with them at Village Green. They were like family to us. A sweet loving couple. Sending our love and sympathy to all. May your hearts be filled with sweet memories of them to help with losing them. May God be close by to heal your hearts!

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