Ruth Gurney Bateman


July 13, 1917 - January 20, 2013



Ruth Lucille Bateman was born July 13, 1917, at Yankton, to Cassius and Estelle (Spink) Gurney. She grew up and attended schools at Yankton and Mitchell. She was a bookkeeper in the military and lived in Augusta GA, France, the Philippines, Sioux Falls and then retired in Mitchell. She was a member of the Moose Lodge, American Legion Auxiliary and the First United Methodist Church in Mitchell.

She is survived by her daughter, Debra Woodside of Mitchell, two granddaughters, Ziantha Stroud of Mitchell and Roberta Woodside of Mitchell and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Judson, two brothers, one sister and her son Donald Irwin.


None Scheduled


Friday, January 25, 2013
2:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Kelly on January 26, 2013
My sincere condolences to the Bateman family. Rutn was blessed with a long life, but it's never long enough. May her cherished memories and the hope God gives of the resurection encourage you at this sad time. John 5:28,29. Your family is in our thoughts.
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