Bonnie Batt


OAKWOOD -- Bonnie L. Batt, 65, of Oakwood, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at the Paulding County Hospital ER.

She was born in Paulding, Ohio, on March 2, 1947, the daughter of the late Addie and Leotha (Hill) Strable. Bonnie was the wife of James Batt, who she married Nov. 12, 1966. She was a licensed practical nurse, retiring in 2008 from Hickory Creek Nursing Home, Hicksville. She had also worked at Parkview Nursing Center in Edgerton and Zeller's. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren and her dog, Sassy. She was a member of the former St. Mary's Catholic Church in Junction.

She will be greatly missed by her husband, Jim; daughter, Belinda (Kent) Laney of Defiance; son, Jeremy "J.J." (Katie) Batt of Oakwood; brothers, Sam Strable of Cecil, Eugene "Sport" Strable of Cecil, Roger Strable of Paulding; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Nicole "Nikki" Batt; sisters, Romona Barth, Helen Lewis and Donnie Ketterman; brothers, Billie Strable, Tom Strable and Dick Strable.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, March 1, at St. John Catholic Church, Defiance, Ohio, with Father John Stites officiating. Friends are invited to call Thursday from 2-8 p.m. at the Lawson-Roessner Funeral Home, 1753 S. Clinton St., Defiance. Burial will be in Sherman Cemetery.

Suggested memorials are to St. Jude Children's Hospital. Condolences to the family may be shared at

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