Meadville Tribune

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July 1, 2014

Velma Louise Battles

SAEGERTOWN — Velma Louise Battles, 76, of 16033 Battles Road, Saegertown, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014, at Marquette Hospice House, Meadville.

Velma was born in Meadville on Jan. 30, 1938, a daughter of the late Lawrence C. and Charlotte A. (Weyman) Reichel.

On Oct. 16, 1965, Velma married Herman B. Battles; he survives.

She was an active member of Littles Corners United Methodist Church where she played the organ for 25 years and served on the executive board as church secretary for several years.

Velma was a 1955 graduate of Saegertown High School. Community involvement was important to her. For 25 years she served as Hayfield Township secretary/treasurer and for 30 years as a member of the Hayfield Election Board. Additionally she was a member of the American Cancer Society board of directors and served as secretary for the Crawford County Association of Township Supervisors. She had a deep love for her family, especially her grandchildren. They were a huge part of her life, as she was theirs; she will be sadly missed.

In addition to her husband, Herman, of 48 years, Velma is survived by a son, Jeffery S. Battles and his wife, Alice, of Conneaut Lake, three grandchildren, Kylee, Logan and Maggie; a sister, Laurie Johnston and her husband, Dale, of Meadville; a brother, David L. Reichel and his wife, Joyce, of Blooming Valley; her beloved aunt, Irene Gaines of Saegertown, a nephew, Bradley Johnston and his wife, Amber; and a niece, Kelley Spring and her husband, Bradley.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. at Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville, where funeral services will be held at 7 p.m., with Pastor Dave Brumagin officiating.

Velma will be laid to rest in Saegertown Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15205-4620; or Littles Corners United Methodist Church, 16352 Route 198, Saegertown, Pa. 16433.

Share your condolences at miznerfuneralhome.com.

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