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Iona J. Batterton

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[December 16, 2015]  ATLANTA - Iona J. Batterton, 94 of Atlatna passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 3:39 p.m. at the St. Clara's Manor in Lincoln .

Visitation: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 18, at the Atlanta United Methodist Church

Service: 10:30 a.m. on Friday, at the church

Funeral home: Quiram Peasley Funeral Home, Atlanta


Iona J. Batterton, 94, of Atlanta, passed away at 3:39 p.m. on Saturday, December 12, 2015, at St. Clara's Manor in Lincoln.

Funeral services for Mrs. Batterton will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 18, 2015, at the Atlanta United Methodist Church with Rev. Mike Abel officiating.

Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the church.

Burial will be in Atlanta Cemetery.

Iona Jennie Amdor was born May 24, 1921, in Manchester, Indiana, the daughter of Charles and Laura Vogel Amdor. She married Leonard "Liz" Batterton on May 18, 1946, at the Osman Methodist Church in Osman, Illinois. He preceded her in death on October 31, 2011.

Iona is survived by one daughter-in-law, Yaletta Batterton of Atlanta; one son, Norman (Beth Hamlin) Batterton, of Castalia, NC; four grandchildren: Lyn Ranea Harris, Laura (Tim) O'Donnell, Leigh (Travis) Demling and Sarah Batterton; and nine-great-grandchildren: Shelby Batterton; Kalleigh Harris; Nick, Drew and Zach O'Donnell; and Logan, Shane, Gabe and Reid Demling.

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She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son: Len Batterton; and four brothers: Lyle, Elwood, Linville, and Clayton Amdor.

Iona was a graduate of Bellflower High School in Bellflower, Illinois. She worked for State Farm Insurance Company until her marriage to Liz. Together, they owned and operated the Batterton Standard station in Atlanta from 1953 - 1986. She was a member of the Atlanta United Methodist Church. Iona was the matriarch of the Batterton family and will be so greatly missed.

Memorials may be made to Atlanta United Methodist Church or Olympia High School Softball/Baseball programs.

Final arrangements are entrusted with Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home of Atlanta.

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