Virginia Ann Batten
1938 - 2020
Virginia Ann (Rankin) Batten

May 28, 1938 - October 23, 2020

Virginia Ann (Rankin) Batten, 82, wife of Douglas E. Batten, went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 23, 2020 in Fishersville. She was born in Waynesboro on May 28, 1938 to the late Warren Edward Rankin and the late Ethel Leann (Day) Rankin.

She retired from Hershey Chocolate Company of Virginia as a Stockroom Clerk.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Edward "Eddie" Rankin and a sister, Peggy Landis and her husband, Paul.

Surviving are her husband of 66 years, Douglas E. Batten; her only surviving sister, Dolly Floyd and her husband, Walter; sister-in-law, Betty Rankin; four sons, Douglas R. Batten, Freddy E. Batten and his wife, Becky, Michael W. Batten, Jeffrey A. Batten and his wife, Dennetta; her four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

In keeping with COVID-19 restrictions, family and friends may pay their respects from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at Charlton and Groome Funeral Home of Fishersville.

A private graveside service will be held at Augusta Memorial Park, Waynesboro.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Harrisonburg Office, 420 Neff Avenue, Suite 210,, Harrisonburg VA 22801, Web: or to Cat's Cradle, P. O. Box 2128, Harrisonburg VA 22801, Tel: 1-540-433-1135; Web:

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Published by The News Virginian on Oct. 26, 2020.
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Sorry to learn of Virginia´s passing.Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow.
Stuart Pitts
October 30, 2020
I worked with Virginia a long time and she was a wonderful person! She surely will be missed! Prayers and heartfelt sympathy for the family
Maggie McFaddin
October 30, 2020
You will be missed,Sharon and I loved coming by to see you and Douglas..
Jerry hale
October 26, 2020
Sorry for your loss Virginia was a sweet woman, I worked with her at Va Metalcrafters Prayers goes out to the family.
Georgie Schages
October 26, 2020
Prayers of peace to the family and Gods love to you all.
Kimberly Glover
October 26, 2020