OBITUARY

Peggy Crabtree Batcheler

July 17, 1929April 27, 2021
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PEGGY CRABTREE BATCHELER, age 91 of Birmingham, passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband, George C. Batcheler, Sr. She is survived by her daughter, Ginger Kisela (John); son, Chet Batcheler (Freida); brothers, Eugene Crabtree and Fred Crabtree (Sue); sister, Joann Patterson; grandchildren, Christopher Batcheler (Fallon), Andrew Kisela (Gennifer), Michelle Varnell (Daniel), Jakob Kisela (Kristina) and Katelyn Wingate (Nick); and 10 great-grandchildren. Peggy was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. She moved to Birmingham in February of 1950. Peggy attended the School of Nursing at Baptist Hospital, now Ida V. Moffat School of Nursing at Samford University. She enjoyed a long career as a Registered Nurse in the Birmingham area retiring in 1977. Peggy lived a life of service to the community through church, school and volunteering through the years at Fair Haven Retirement Community. Her family will celebrate her life with visitation from 10-11 at Ridout’s Trussville Chapel on Saturday, May 1, 2021 with her service beginning at 11:00. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 1, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, May 1, 2021

  • Burial

    Saturday, May 1, 2021

Memories

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Earnestine Thompson

May 6, 2021

The Fair Haven community will truly miss Peggy. I shared a great relationship with her and I will miss the time we shared and spent just talking about Fair Haven history. Condolences to the family. Rest In Peace Ms. Batcheler.

Sherri Easdon

May 1, 2021

Over my 25 years at Methodist Homes I got to know Mrs. Peggy, and she was an inspiration to me personally. I treasured our time together, whether doing an interview, taking pictures at an event, a video project, stopping for a chat while passing each other in the grand living room, serving together on the Auxiliary... I'm blessed to hold those memories in my heart. I miss her already. What an amazing presence and influence she had at Fair Haven.

Michelle Varnell

April 30, 2021

Michelle Varnell

April 30, 2021

Michelle Varnell

April 30, 2021

Michelle Varnell

April 30, 2021

Michelle Varnell

April 30, 2021

Michelle Varnell

April 30, 2021

Michelle Varnell

April 30, 2021

Michelle Varnell

April 30, 2021

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My Granny 💕

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Granny and 3 great grandkids

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90th birthday party

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Meeting Grayson

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Eating breakfast before getting ready for Katy’s wedding.

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Kristy and Granny

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Grayson meeting Granny for the first time !

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Christmas in Florida