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Lucille Batman 1926-2012
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Lucille Batman 1926-2012

GREAT BEND – Lucille Batman, 86, died Dec. 4, 2012 at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend.
She was born Feb. 11, 1926 at Lexington, Miss., the daughter of Minnie Pearl Johnson.
Mrs. Batman was a Great Bend resident since the 1940s coming from Lexington, Miss. She married Fred Alexander. He died March 12, 1977. She married Ralph Batman Sept. 13, 1981 at Wilson, Kansas. She worked for the Petroleum Club and later was co-owner and operator of R & L Pump.
She was lovingly known as “Memo,” Mrs. Batman had a variety of jobs, yet her true calling was raising and nurturing her children and their families. She was the true matriarch of the family. Her playful, witty, and jovial personality were the perfect match to her scratch-made comfort food.
Survivors include her husband, Ralph Batman, of the home; three sons, Kenneth Alexander and his wife Evelyn, Huntington Beach, Calif.; Leon Alexander and his wife Sharon, San Diego, Calif.; Steve Alexander, Carlsbad, Calif.; a daughter-in-law, Cheryl Alexander, Great Bend; nine grandchildren, Jill Zecha, Shane Alexander, Jodi Hembree, Heather Fuentes, Troy Alexander, Stacee Alexander, Michelle Alexander, Kimberly Alexander and Janae Alexander; 18 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.  
She was preceded in death by three brothers, including Arlen Johnson and Cecil Johnson; six sisters, including Ruby, Helen, and Jewell, Virginia and Louise; and a great-granddaughter, Maria.
A Funeral Service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Bryant Funeral Home with Pastor Ken Gray officiating. Interment wil follow at the Great Bend Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Bryant Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, in care of Bryant Funeral Home.
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Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home #   
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS, 67530
Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, Dec. 6, 2012