JOHNSON – Lloyd Edgar Batterton, 94, died Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at his home in Johnson.
He was born Nov. 24, 1915, to David Edgar and Vada Evelyn (Book) Batterton in Sylvia.
He married Wanda Herron March 12, 1953, in Syracuse. She survives.
He graduated from Stanton County High School in 1935.
He served in the 207 Medical Dispensary in England, France, Belgium and Germany in the United States Eighth Air Force from November 1942 until February 1946. He remained in the U.S. Army Reserves until 1951 and served again for a short time during the Korean conflict. He worked as a deputy sheriff. In 1948, he purchased Phillips 66 Jobber and operated it until 1963 when he then devoted his time to farming.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 441 A.F. and A.M. and received his 50-year pin, and he and Wanda were the Pioneer Couple of the Year in 2005.
He ran cattle, enjoyed playing dominoes and cards, and taking care of his family.
Other survivors include three sons, Thomas and wife, Christina, Big Springs, Texas, Terry and wife, Esther, Manter, and Ronald and wife, Pam, Holly, Colo.; one daughter, Charlene and husband, Larry Walker, Buena Vista, Colo.; one brother, Russell, Johnson; one sister, Donice Wilkerson, Johnson; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great- grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, George, Joe and David; three sisters, Marjorie Baxter, Hazel Cleaves and June McKinney; and one great- grandchild, Nathaniel.
o Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Stanton County Cemetery in Johnson, with Pastor Carl Kissell presiding with military rites conducted by VFW Post No. 3684 of Johnson.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Garnand Funeral Home in Johnson.
Memorials are suggested to the Denver Children’s Hospital or Susan G. Komen for the cure in care of Garnand Funeral Home, P.O. Box 715, Johnson, KS 67855.