Marie V. Bateman

Monday, January 22, 2018

Marie V. Bateman, 96, of Exeter, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin.

She was born July 16, 1921, in Powell, the daughter of Ross and Ollie (Shockley) Lee.

On Dec. 31, 1940, in Exeter, she was united in marriage to Guy Bateman who preceded her in death on July 12, 1994. Also preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers, Paul and Jr. and two sisters, Dorothy and Shirley Jean.

Survivors include: two sons, Donald Bateman and his wife Janie of Little Flock, Ark., and Bruce Bateman and his wife Cheryl of Avoca, Ark.; one daughter, Sharon Hollingsworth and her husband Ike of Exeter; one brother, Curtis Lee and his wife Joan of Joplin; six grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren.

She grew up in southwest Missouri. She and Guy moved to Yakima, Wash., where they remained until 1958 when they returned to Exeter. She was of the Baptist faith.

Graveside services were held Monday at Maplewood Cemetery in Exeter under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville.

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