Olive Lucille Batman

September 27, 1913February 24, 2014

Olive Lucille Johnson Batman, 100, of Story City, died Monday, February 24, 2014 while a resident of Bethany Manor. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Mackey Methodist Church, 288 V Avenue, Story City with burial to follow at the Mackey Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday evening, February 28, 2014 from 5-7 PM at Stevens Memorial Chapel, 607 28th St., Ames.

Olive was born September 27, 1913 in Mackey; the daughter of Ole and Nellie Knight Johnson. She attended school in Story City, graduating in 1932. Olive married Frank A. Batman on November 10, 1933 in Buffalo, NY and lived in various places until moving to Ames in 1963. She worked as a housekeeper for Dr. and Mrs. Robert Parks at Iowa State University. Olive enjoyed making china dolls and painting china dishes. She was a lifelong member of Mackey Methodist Church.

Olive is survived by children Faye Ann (Wallace) Anderson of Genoa, IL, Larry (Koleen) Batman of Kountze, TX, Carolyn (William) Watson of Ames, Pamela (Dale) Kuehl of Atlantic, IA, and Becky Batman of Story City; 14 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank in December 1982, and grandsons, T.J. Reinsch and Allen Batman.

As a show of sympathy the family suggests memorial contributions be directed to Mackey Methodist Church. On-line condolences may be expressed at


  • Visitation Friday, February 28, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 1, 2014

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Jan Meyer

March 6, 2014

We lost track of Olive a few years ago when our Christmas card to her was returned with no forwarding address. We always enjoyed visiting with her. She was part of our Knight family and she had many stories to share. Our sympathy to your family.

Marybeth Lytle

March 6, 2014

I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Olive's death. it was just a quirk that I learned of it today when doing some very amateurish research on the Batman family. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Marybeth Lytle

Lavonne Frandsen

March 2, 2014

I remember Olive as a resourceful person who enjoyed doing so many crafts. She will be missed by many. I knew many of her family and I extend sincere sympathy to all of you.

Lavonne Frandsen , Roland, Iowa

Michele Tweedy

March 1, 2014

Olive was our neighbor when we lived in a trailer park north of Ames. She felt like family and I felt like I knew all of her kids and grandkids personally because she spoke of them so often. I have many fond memories of time spent with Olive during those early years of starting our family. What a dear lady. She leaves behind a legacy of faith and love for family. My sympathies to the entire Batman family.

Shirley Frette Dubansky

February 28, 2014

My condolences to the Batman family on their loss of Olive Batman.

February 26, 2014

Rest in peace Gma B.. You will be missed by all..I am sure TJ was waiting for you in heaven to show you around.. God bless you. Steve Reinsch

Carolyn Carr

February 25, 2014

Olive was such a joy to anyone who knew her, she loved her family with all her being and she loved her friends. She was extra special, she will be missed as she was a true friend, God bless her memory.