Joyce Battoe

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Joyce A. Battoe, nee Reed, 87, of Belleville, IL, born Tuesday, December 6, 1932 in Smithton, IL, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 24, 2020 surrounded by her family.

Joyce was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend.  She volunteered as a Cub Scout Den Mother, and later worked as a bank teller at Citizens Savings in Belleville and as accounting technician at Scott Air Force Base where she retired after 23 years.  As a young adult, she was a proud member of the Belleville Township High School Marching Band.  She thoroughly enjoyed the time with her bowling league and card club friends, and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren playing cards, games, watching sports, and reading. She was also a special friend to all the family dogs.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Phillip and Rose, nee Weisner, Reed; a brother, William Reed; and a sister, Carol Crook.

Surviving are her five children, Debbie (Andy) Hollenkamp of Shiloh, IL, Sharie (Mark) Meyer of Glen Carbon, IL, Ken Battoe of Belleville, IL, Margie (Dale) Korte of Belleville, IL, and Linda Bettis of Swansea, IL;
her grandchildren, Ashley Carter, Courtney Bettis, and Kristina Bettis, Mike (Deana) Hollenkamp, and Lisa (Bob) Wright;
her great grandchildren, Maycn Carter, Gavin Hollenkamp, and Lydia Hollenkamp;
her sister Marian Coleman;
and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to BJC Hospice in appreciation of their support and care for the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 28, 2020, and from 11 a.m. to 12 noon Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Pastor Dan Perry officiating.

Private family burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL, at a later date.


9 Comments on Joyce Battoe

Clayton Crook said : Guest Report Jan 29, 2020 at 7:01 AM

I’m so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Aunt Joyce. I’ll never forget how much fun I had growing up going to Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings, playing cards with her, Grammy (Carol), and Aunt Marion, and having such lively and fun conversations with them and the rest of the family for hours around the counter, sharing stories and laughs. It was worth being around all of the second-hand smoke. It gives me a sense of peace to know that now she’s up there playing cards with Grammy. I loved her very much and I’ll always have a place for her in my heart.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Austin Crook said : Guest Report Jan 29, 2020 at 6:59 AM

Condolences to the Battoe family. Joyce was a sweetheart. I always loved to see her face over the holidays - always smiling. I will greatly miss seeing her at future family gatherings.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Terri Dambacher said : Guest Report Jan 28, 2020 at 10:45 PM

Linda, Courtney and Kristina Celebrate and cherish every memory! Love Terri and Ricky

  • Belleville
  • IL
Shari Schaltenbrand Dahm said : Guest Report Jan 27, 2020 at 3:06 AM

My deepest sympathies to the Battoe family. Joyce was the sweetest lady I have ever known. May she Rest In Peace.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Richard Hallowell said : Guest Report Jan 27, 2020 at 2:00 AM

Sorry for your loss Sharie.

  • Collinsville
  • Illinois
Gene Wiggins NARFE Chap. 1019 said : Guest Report Jan 26, 2020 at 8:53 PM

Sorry For Your Loss. Please accept this electronic message in lieu of a Sympathy Card. Local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) volunteers provide help in reporting the death of any federal civilian retiree or a retiree’s spouse to proper authorities. They will explain the process as needed and if requested, can report the death to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM 888-767-6738) for you. They can also assist in filling out claim forms for survivor benefits and life insurance You may call either of our Service Officers, Jim Haley at 618 795-5174 or Dean Hemmer at 618 233-3819. If unable to reach either, you may call Gene Wiggins at 618 566-7980.

  • Mascoutah
  • IL
Glenda Tesreau said : Guest Report Jan 26, 2020 at 8:36 AM

I’m so sorry for your loss You are all in my prayers.

  • Fredericktown
  • Mo
CECILE M SAVANT said : Guest Report Jan 25, 2020 at 8:51 PM

Joyce was always such a pleasant person to be around with her beautiful smile and warm personality. She treated me and my family as family and for that I will always be grateful. Prayers and big hugs from the Savant family

  • IL
Jo Ann Berry said : Guest Report Jan 25, 2020 at 8:12 PM

Please accept my sympathy for your loss of the family matriarch.

  • O'Fallon
  • Illinois

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