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Marcia Standley Batterton, 94, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Aspen Place Health Campus. She was born April 12, 1923, in Perry County, Indiana, to George O. Standley and Charlotte (Lee) Westhafer Standley.
She graduated from Greensburg High School in 1941 and Miami University of Oxford in 1945. She belonged to Alpha Chi Omega Sorority.
After graduation, she worked as a book keeper for McCoy and Douglas. She was a homemaker until her youngest son was in junior high school. She then worked for the Greensburg Daily News and retired from the Decatur County Welfare Department.
Marcia was a member of the Kingston Presbyterian Church, PEO, and Tri Kappa.
She was married to John H. Batterton on Dec. 22, 1946, in Greensburg.
Survivors include her sons, James Batterton, Davies (Patricia Cooper) Batterton, and Thomas L. (Katha) Batterton; grandsons, Ryan Batterton, Daniel (Mia) Batterton, and John D. Batterton; step-grandchildren, Andrew Oaldon, Chris (Kirsten) Oaldon, Nona King; eight great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Dr. Thomas D. Batterton, Philadelphia; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brothers, George L. Standley and Alden Westhafer.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2 at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg and one hour prior to services Wednesday. Funeral services begin at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 3 at Kingston Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Shannon Burford and Rev. Margaret Lowe officiating. Interment will follow at Kinston Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Kingston Presbyterian Church or PEO.
Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com.
Published on May 1, 2017
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