9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 18, at the
Atlanta United Methodist Church
10:30 a.m. on Friday, at the church
Funeral home: Quiram Peasley Funeral Home,
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
Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the
service on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at
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.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son: Len
Batterton; and four brothers: Lyle, Elwood, Linville, and
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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