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Betty Lou (Stevens) Batt

July 8, 1934 ~ April 19, 2020 (age 85)


Betty Lou Batt, age 85 of Defiance, passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, April 19, 2020.

She was born on July 8, 1934 to Harold "Pal" and Sylvia (Bloomer) Stevens in Defiance, Ohio. Betty graduated from Defiance High School in 1952. After high school she spent time in Chicago where she studied fashion design and illustration. On May 5, 1956 she married Victor "Vic" Batt who preceded her in death in 2007. Betty enjoyed working at Anthony Wayne Elementary School in the cafeteria as a lunch lady. She then worked for Leisure Oaks Nursing Home where she  loved working as an activities director for many years. 

Betty was a member of St. John's Catholic Church and the Defiance Art Club. She enjoyed gardening, baking, art, and playing cards and the "marble game" with her grandchildren. Betty will be missed dearly by her family, many friends, and her beloved cat Angel.

Betty is survived by her son, Jeff (Jean) Batt of Defiance, and her daughter, Diane (Jim) Billingsley of Robesonia, Pennsylvania. She also leaves behind her grandchildren; Stacy (Mike) Bailey, Corey (Nick) Batt, Shaun (Kelli) Billingsley, and Chad (Tiffany) Billingsley, and her great-grandchildren; Logan, Kayla, Bryce, and Brock Bailey, Gavin, Gianna, and Gage Billingsley and Brooks Billingsley. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and brother, Phil Stevens. 
Visitation will be private for her immediate family. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, April 24, 2020 at Riverside Cemetery in Defiance, with Fr. Eric Mueller officiating. Schaffer Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to Ft. Defiance Humane Society, or St. John Catholic Church. Online condolences can be given at

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Graveside Service
April 24, 2020

11:00 AM
Riverside Cemetery

Defiance, OH 43512


Fort Defiance Humane Society
7169 State Route 15 N • PO Box 2 • Defiance, Ohio 43512,
Tel: 419-658-2298

St John Catholic Church, Defiance
510 Jackson Ave Defiance, OH 43512,
Tel: (419) 782-7121

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