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John "Archie" Bateman
Washington, IN
Archie Bateman, 96, passed away on Thursday August 22rd from this life to join friends, family, and his Heavenly Father for eternity in paradise.
Archie was born on July 21st, 1917 in Daviess County, Indiana. He graduated from Washington High School in 1935 and lived nearly all of his 96 years in or near Washington. He spent the last 74 years with his devoted wife Dorothy. Archie and Dorothy have been faithful members of Bethel North United Methodist Church.
Archie will forever be remembered for his cheerful demeanor and fun loving personality. He always lit up when his grandkids or great-grandkids were around.
Archie is survived by his wife of 74 years, Dorothy (Wainman), a daughter Judy Eaton of Edinburgh, a daughter-in-law Judy Whiting (Dick) of Chandler, grandson Nathan Eaton (Anna) of Columbus, granddaughter Tracy Cron (Wendell) of Chandler, grandson Brent Bateman (Barbie) of Saint Louis. Archie leaves seven great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by a son John Bateman, a grandson Chris Eaton, his parents, four sisters, and four brothers.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. (EST) Sunday, August 25th at Gill Funeral Home in Washington. Funeral will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Monday, with visitation from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Burial will be at Sugarland Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to North Bethel United Methodist Church in Washington.

Published in Courier Press on Aug. 24, 2013
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