HOISINGTON — Alice Carrola Ochs Batt, 93, died March 31, 2016, at Clara Barton Hospital. Born September 7, 1922, on the family farm in northern Barton County, she was the daughter of Emanuel and Martha (Steinert) Ochs. On Feb. 15, 1942, she married Robert Batt at Bender Hill Church, in southern Russell County. Robert preceded her in death on May 5, 1996.
Mrs. Batt was baptized in the Reformed Church in Northern Barton County and later attended and was confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Galatia. After her marriage she became a member of the Bender Hill Church. When the Bender Hill Church closed she became a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Hoisington. She was also a member of the HDU Club in Milberger and was a life member of both the American Legion Auxiliary in Hoisington, and the Elks Lodge #1715 in Russell.
Survivors include a son, Eugene Batt and wife Dorothy of Hoisington; a daughter-in-law, Carla Batt of Victoria; two grandchildren, Tim Batt and wife Tammy of Russell, and Laurie McQuade and husband Eric of Munjor; four step-grandchildren, Doug Dolechek and wife Stacy of Hoisington, Diane Durland and husband Ron of Great Bend, Debbie Folk and husband Max of Chugiak, Alaska, and Denise Schmidt and husband Eric of Claflin; five great-grandchildren; 12 step-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sons, Dale and Larry Batt; a brother, Waldine Wagner and his wife Verne; and three sisters, Doris Karst and her husband Albert, Eldora Brower and her husband Leon, and Lila Jean Haberman and her husband Larry.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. on Monday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church with the Rev. Shelly Klingensmith and Pastor Larry Schumacher presiding. Burial will follow in the Hoisington City Cemetery. Friends may call 1 to 8 p.m. on Sunday with a prayer service at 6 p.m., and family to receive friends until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Hoisington Ambulance Fund and the Hoisington Cemetery Fund in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.nicholsonrickefh.net
Funeral arrangements provided by
Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home*
P.O. Box 146
Hoisington, KS 67544
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, April 1, 2016