Batcher, Betty Jane RENSSELAER Betty Jane Koonz Batcher of Van Rensselaer Heights passed away unexpectedly at home on Sunday, January 20, 2013. She was born in Albany on March 5, 1926 to the late Charles and Adelaide Hutchings Koonz. Betty Jane was a home-maker and was a 62-year member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Wife of the late Marvin E. Batcher Sr.; sister of the late Marvin and Walter Koonz; mother of Marvin E. Batcher Jr. and his wife Jamie N. Veley Batcher of Schenectady; grandmother of Daniel M. Batcher and his wife Kristie Batcher of Loudonville and Jeffrey D. Batcher and his wife Cindy Batcher of Dallas, Ga.; great-grandmother of Bridget and Danielle Batcher and Joe and Andrea Mullen. Funeral will be held at the W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home, 1700 Washington Avenue, Rensselaer, Saturday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., conducted by Rev. Dr. Maurice Drown and Betty Jane's son Pastor Marvin E. Batcher Jr. All are welcome to attend. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home Saturday prior to the service from 3-4 p.m. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Altamont, at a later date. Contributions in her memory may be made to a food pantry of your choice. Condolence page at wjlyonsfuneralhome.com
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Published in Albany Times Union from Jan. 23 to Jan. 24, 2013