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BATTY, Thomas Edward 1907-2002

BATTY, MUNSHOWER

Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 1/25/2009 at 12:40:18

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Thomas Edward Batty, 95, a resident of Simpson Memorial Home, West Liberty, formerly of Rockford, Iowa, died Monday, July 29, 2002, following a short illness. Graveside services will be held at a later date. The body was cremated. The Cremation Society of Eastern Iowa is in charge of the arrangements.

Thomas Edw Batty was born July 10, 1907, in Gross, Neb. He married Frances Munshower on June 17, 1937, in Rockford. He was a graduate of the University of Iowa in 1933 and served with the Army in World War II in the South Pacific. He was in banking for 42 years and served as president of First State Bank in Rockford until his retirement in 1975 after which he was chairman of the grounds committee at Rockford Golf Course until 1990.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Rockford where he served on the church board for many years. He enjoyed golf and was an avid golfer until age 90. He also served as a member and treasurer of the Rockford Telephone Company as well as a school board treasurer for many years. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, hunting, playing cards (especially Bridge), traveling and bowling.

Thomas is survived by his wife, Frances Batty of Charles City; two sons, John T. of Rockford, and Dennis R. and wife Mari of West Liberty; one brother, Harry Batty of Venice, Fla.; three grandchildren, Jeffrey Batty and wife Jennifer of Columbus Junction, Jackie Gould and husband Rich of Wheaton, Ill. and Jason R. Batty and wife Amy of Johnston; five great-grandsons including Javin, Jared and Colin Batty of Columbus Junction, and Aidan and Damien Gould of Wheaton, Ill.; two great-granddaughters, Skylar and Brooke Batty of Johnston.

He was preceded in death by his parents H.C. and Stella Batty.

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T. EDWARD BATTY

ROCKFORD - T. Edward Batty, 95, a resident of Simpson Memorial Home, West Liberty, formerly of Rockford, died Monday (July 29, 2002) following a short illness. Graveside services will be held at a later date. The body was cremated.

The Cremation Society of Eastern Iowa is in charge of the arrangements.

T. Edward Batty was born July 10, 1907, in Gross, Nebraska. He married Frances Munshower on June 17, 1937, in Rockford.

He was a graduate of the University of Iowa in 1933 and served with the Army in World War II in the South Pacific.

He was in banking for 42 years and served as president of First State Bank in Rockford until his retirement in 1975 after which he was chairman of the grounds committee at Rockford Golf Course until 1990.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Rockford where he served on the church board for many years.

He enjoyed golf and was an avid golfer until age 90. He also served as a member and treasurer of the Rockford Telephone Company as well as a school board treasurer for many years.

He enjoyed fishing, golfing, hunting, playing cards (especially bridge), traveling and bowling.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Batty, of Charles City; two sons, John T. of Rockford and Dennis R. and wife Mari of West Liberty; one brother, Harry Batty, of Venice, Fla.; three grandchildren, Jeffrey Batty and wife Jennifer, of Columbus Junction Iowa, Jackie Gould and husband Rich, of Wheaton, Ill. and Jason R. Batty and wife, Amy, of Johnston; five great-grandsons including Javin, Jared and Colin Batty of Columbus Junction, Iowa and Aidan and Damien Gould of Wheaton, Ill.; two great-granddaughters, Skylar and Brooke Batty of Johnston, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, H.C. and Stella Batty.

Cremation Society of Eastern Iowa, (800) 275-2332.

[ Globe Gazette, July 31, 2002 ]


 

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