Reta Marie Powers-Batterton, 91, of Springfield, died at 2:20 p.m., Monday, August 22, 2011 at St. John’s Hospice.
She was born December 14, 1919 in Blue Mound, IL to Albert Jackson and Ora V. Cottrel Fry, Sr.. She married Art Powers and he preceded her in death. She then married Glenn R. Batterton on March 23, 1967 and he preceded her in death on May 30, 2000.
Her parents, three brothers and three sisters also preceded her in death.
Survivors include several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Reta was a member of Blue Mound Christian Church; life member of VFW Post 755 Auxiliary and Navy Club Auxiliary; Eagles Auxiliary and Military Order of Lady Bugs.
She was a resident of Springfield since 1954 and worked in the greenhouse at H M Buckley for 22 years.
Memorial Gathering: 2-4 p.m., Friday, August 26, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home.
Memorial Contributions may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association or to the Parkinson’s Foundation