Edith M. Batchelor, 88, of Alton, passed away at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at Rosewood Care Center in Alton with her family at her side. She is again united with her beloved soulmate, Albert.
She was born in Cadiz, Ky., on July 6, 1927, the daughter of the late Thomas J. and Ernestine Sons.
She married Albert Myron Batchelor on Sept. 16, 1947, at Cherry Street Baptist Church in Alton; they enjoyed 67 years of marriage until his passing Jan. 26, 2015.
Edith had been a lifetime member of Cherry Street Baptist Church. She enjoyed camping, spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her dog, Amber.
She is survived by one son, Michael (Brenda) Batchelor of Alton; one daughter, Theodosia (Jim) Tiemann of Brighton; four grandchildren, Melissa (Andrew) Merkle of Alton, Kim (Jason) Campbell of Alton, Michael R.A. Batchelor of Godfrey and Katelyn Batchelor of Alton; four great-grandchildren, Jacob, Lucas and Shelby Campbell, Genevieve Merkle; with one Campbell grandson due in August; and one niece and one great-niece both from Indiana.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Thomas J. Sons Jr.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, April 15, 2016, at Elias, Kallal, and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 16, 2016, at the funeral home with Dr. Glen Greenwood and the Rev. Paul Militzer officiating.
Burial will follow at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey.
Memorials may be made to Godfrey Baptist Church Building Fund.
Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.