Minerva V Batten

August 20, 1914January 2, 2013

Minerva Virginia Batten

Minerva Virginia Batten, 98, formerly of Hedgesville, WV, died on January 2, 2013 at Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro, MD. Born August 20, 1914 in Dargan, MD she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin Saylor and Mary Elizabeth Waters Saylor. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Henry D. Hoomes, Sr., and her second husband, Pree D. Batten, Sr. Prior to her marriage to Pree, she was employed by the Navy Yard in Washington, DC. Minerva is survived by two daughters, Naomi M. Brower and husband, Gary of Williamsport, MD, and Wanda B. Smith and husband Bill of Hudson, FL; one son, Steven P. Batten and wife Leeann, of Nichols, NY; two stepsons, Thomas D. Batten Sr., and wife Priscilla, of Martinsburg, WV and Pree D. Batten Jr., and wife Gail of Hedgesville, WV; two stepdaughters, Betty Strine and husband Ray of Martinsburg, WV and Harriet Molitoris and husband John of Hedgesville, WV; one brother, Darrell Saylor and wife Darlene of Gerrardstown, and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Elva Kidwiler, Catherine Sibole, and Leda Giffin; five brothers, John D. Saylor, Melvin F. Saylor, Oswald Saylor, Charles R. Saylor, and Morris L. Saylor; one stepson, Henry D. Hoomes, Jr. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at Rosedale Funeral Home. Services will be held on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 11AM with the Reverend Dr. James Swecker officiating. Burial will follow in Rosedale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Reeders Memorial Home, 141 S. Main Street, Boonsboro, MD 21713 Resident, Activity Fund. Condolences may be sent to


  • Visitation Sunday, January 6, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 7, 2013

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Susan Sibole

January 4, 2013

Aunt Sis always had a smile for everyone. I will always cherish her sweetness and her smile. Susan Sibole