TAMPICO – Rose M. Batten, 81 of Tampico died Wednesday January 16, 2019 at Morningside of Sterling.
She was born on December 17, 1937 in Sterling, the daughter of Leroy and Olive Isenhart. She married Lawrence Batten on June 9, 1956 in Rock Falls. He died May 9, 2012. Rose began her working career at Lawrence Brothers in Sterling then had worked as a secretary at Tampico Grade School; Cady Implement in Yorktown; and had also partnered her husband as owners and operators of Lawrence Batten Trucking. Rose had served on the Tampico School Board as well as the CGH Medical Center Board.
Survivors include her sons: Todd (Cindy) Batten of Tampico and Scott (Shari) Batten of Deer Grove; six grandchildren: Brandy (Justin) Cucci, Brandon (Ashley) Batten, Hunter Batten, Kacey Batten, Devan Batten and Ayden Batten; five great-grandchildren; her brother in law: Howard (Pat) Batten; her sister-in-laws: Mary Kuepker, Rosalie Mini, Joyce (Ron) Sandrock, Rita (Jerry) Beranek and Mary Anne Batten.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her son, Robert; and three brothers.
Visitation will be held on Sunday January 20, 2019 from 11 to 1 p.m. at the Garland Funeral Home in Tampico. The funeral will follow at 1 p.m. with the Reverend Carlos McNinch officiating.
Memorials to American Cancer Society and to Hospice.