Viola D. Bateman, 97, of Fulton died Wednesday at St. Luke Health Services in Oswego.
Born in Oswego she was a life resident of the Fulton â€“ Oswego area. She was a communicant of Holy Trinity Church in Fulton and had attended St. Paulâ€™s Church in Oswego. On June 24, 1929 she married Joseph E. Bateman and started a family raising eight children. She enjoyed crocheting, baking, needlepoint, playing cards and watching the New York Yankees but most of all she enjoyed her time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her loving husband, Joseph E. Bateman who died in 1976; a granddaughter, Wendy Woodmancy; a grandson, Jimmy Bateman.
Surviving: five daughters, Marlene Woodmancy, Faye Wallace, Gail (Larry) Jodway, Sharon Bateman and Leah Wheeler all of Fulton; three sons, Maurice Bateman of Cicero, Paul (Isabel) Bateman of Anchorage, Alaska and Howard Bateman of Oswego; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, corner of Rochester and South Third Streets, Fulton. Burial will be at St. Maryâ€™s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton.
Foster Funeral Home, Inc.