Lahunta June Bateman

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Lahunta June Bateman, 83, of Verona, formerly of Wheaton, passed away Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at Mercy Hospital in Aurora.

She was born Nov.12, 1933, the daughter of Clarence and Cora (Preddy) Saunders. She was united in marriage to J.D. Bateman, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter, Pat Pointer; one son, Jim Bateman; three brothers and one sister.

Survivors include: three sons, Mike Bateman and his wife Brenda of Cassville, Steve Bateman of Cassville, and Bob Bateman of Verona, Missouri; one daughter, Sheila Hughes of Stark City; three brothers, Charles Saunders of Cassville, Johnny Saunders of Washburn, and Verdayne Saunders of Republic; one sister, Norma Hayward, of Cassville; 15 grandchildren; and several greatgrandchildren.

She spent most of her life in Barry County and received her education at Mineral Springs. She had been employed at the shoe factory, Vasey-Bristol On Line and also was a nursing home cook. She attended Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Verona.

Graveside services were held Monday at Muncie Chapel Cemetery in Wheaton under direction of McQueen Funeral Home in Wheaton.

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