Mrs. Louise Bateholts,76, formerly of New St., St. Johnsville, passed away peacefully on August 12, 2012, at Palatine Nursing Home.
She was born on September 15, 1935, in Ames, daughter of the late John and Opal (Schwabrow) Swank.Louise was educated in Canajoharie. On March 16, 1974, she was united in marriage with Adelbert Bateholts.
Louise enjoyed crocheting, crossword puzzles and coloring books. She loved her cats and her dogs, especially Tippy.
She is survived by her husband, Adelbert Bateholts; her three sisters, Ruby Craver and Rita King, both of Fort Plain and Barbara Stowell of Canajoharie; her two brothers, Earl Swank of Fort Plain and John (Anne) Swank of Burlington Flat, N.Y.; her aunt, Ruth Tenczar of Albany; her cousins, Russel (Letty) Shwannow of Florida and Willis (Susan) of Johnstown; two stepdaughters, Judy (Ed) Aker of Fort Plain and Betty (John) King of St. Johnsville; one stepson, Donald (Zora) Bateholts of Fort Plain; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephew.
The family will receive relatives and friends at the Enea Family Funeral Home, 9 Center St., St. Johnsville, from noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15, 2012. A religious service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Kenneth Dingman officiating, The procession will follow to Ames Cemetery where she will be laid to rest.
To offer an online message of sympathy please go to www.eneafamily.com. The family is being comforted by John P. Lewandowski, funeral director.