Grace Batton

BATTON, Grace E., 90, of New Martinsville, W.Va. passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at the Sistersville Center, Sistersville, W.Va.

She was born January 10, 1924 in Wetzel County, W.Va., the daughter of the late Lewis and Bertha Rothlisberger Durig.

Grace was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church in New Martinsville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph E. Batton on November 2, 1995; three brothers, Robert, Raymond and John Durig; and a sister, Melba Heller.

Survivors include three children, daughter Brenda (Randy) Hardman; grandchildren Nicole, Amanda and Cory, son Mark (Vicki) Batton, grandchildren Abi, Dani and Brittany; and son Roger (Mary) Batton, grandchildren Kelly, Kristen and Kevin; 16 great-grandchildren; a brother, George (Sonny) Durig; and a sister, June Bohrer.

Family will receive friends on Friday from 4-8 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 751 Third Street, New Martinsville.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 841 Fourth Street, New Martinsville, with Rev. Don Biram and Rev. Dr. Victor Hunter officiating.

Interment to follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park, New Martinsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sistersville Health Care Center, 201 Wood Street, Sistersville, W.Va. 26175.

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