Darlene Marie Rhoads Batey went home to be with her heavenly father on May 9, 2014, following a courageous battle with cancer. Darlene was born to Ellsworth Rhoads and Pauline Hoffmann Rhoads on November 23, 1937 in Springfield, Illinois. She graduated from N.B.H.S. in 1955. After 20 years with the Comal County Health Department, Darlene retired and enjoyed traveling and helping with projects beside her husband, Ronald.
At home Darlene enjoyed baking, canning, sewing, reading and making Christmas cookies with her grandchildren. Darlene was a member of Oakwood Baptist Church where she met and made many special friends and was always ready to share her faith.
Darlene was preceded in death by her parents, her granddaughter Amber Marie Batey and grandson Travis Cody Lemons.
She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Ronald H. Batey, brothers: David Rhoads (Leslie), Dennis Rhoads (Penny), and Daniel Rhoads (Joanne), sister: Debra Rhoads, son: Travis Batey (Veronica), daughters: Cindy Rapp (Skip), Jeannie Stark (Terry), Connie Barnes (Keith) and Margaux Teuscher (Louis). Darlene, Mema, or Grandma, was blessed with grandchildren Jasmine, Shawn, Wendy, Christian, Brandon, Nikki, Ashton, Whitney, Karlee, Charise and 15 great-grandchildren. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, mema, grandmother and friend.
Until we meet again in Heaven. We will miss you greatly.
The funeral service will be held on Monday, May 12th 10:00 am at Oakwood Baptist Church, with Burial to follow at the Nockenut Cemetery. After the burial, family and friends are invited to join in celebration of Darlene’s life for a reception at Oakwood Baptist Church. Visitation will take place at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home on Sunday from 4:00 to 8:00pm with family present from 6:00 to 8:00pm.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home - 189 N. Seguin Ave., New Braunfels, Texas 78130; Oakwood Baptist Church - 2154 Loop 337 New Braunfels, TX 78130; Nockenut Cemetery - 4988 FM 1681, Stockdale, TX 78160.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in memory of Darlene Marie Batey to Oakwood Baptist Church Children’s Ministry Building Fund at 2154 Loop 337 N.B. TX 78130.