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PATTERSON CREEK, W.Va. Catherine L. (Hershberger) Batchelor, 71, of Patterson Creek, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, at the Dawnview Center.
Born June 11, 1946, in Patterson Creek, she was the daughter of the late Cecil L Hershberger and Blanche V. (Broome) Hershberger.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Walter A. Batchelor; and siblings, Violet Pyles, Margaret Baldwin, Charlotte Logsdon, Elma Allen, Sally Hayes, Cecil "Bub" Hershberger, and Harold Hershberger.
She was a graduate of Fort Ashby High School, class of 1964.
Cathy had worked in the Meat Department at the ACME Grocery Store. She then worked in the kitchen at Dawnview Center.
She was a life-long member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her three sons, Matthew Batchelor and wife, Tammy, Fort Ashby, Alan Batchelor and wife, Rachel, Buckhannon, and Richard Batchelor, Cumberland; one sister, Madge Bradfield; a sister-in-law, Norma Hershberger; brothers-in-law, John "Jack" Batchelor Jr. and wife, Rosie, and Donald G. "Tip" Hayes; grandchildren Cheyenne, Jacob, Whitley, Micah, and Colton; a great-granddaughter, Lacey; best friends, Carol Malone, Judy Wagoner, Roxie Hott, Darlene Baldwin, and Betty Robison; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by a special friend and roommate at Dawn View, Carol Price.
Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, Inc., Route 28, Fort Ashby, on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
The funeral service will be conducted at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Patterson Creek, on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Robert Lowell, officiating.
Interment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be Andy Hershberger, Scott Bradfield, Bill DeMoss, Terry Bradfield, Donnie Hayes, and Dave Hayes.
The family would like to thank the Dawnview Center for the excellent care that they provided to Cathy.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, C/o Mary Beth Merritt, 12149 Frankfort Hwy., Fort Ashby, WV 26719.
Published on October 10, 2017
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