OBITUARY

Ruth Jane Batten

September 10, 1930March 21, 2021

Ruth Jane Batten, 90, of Rockingham Co., passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at her residence.

She was born on September 10, 1930, a daughter of the late Oscar Eugene and Ethel (Price) Miller.

Ruth attended Otterbein United Methodist Church in Harrisonburg and Harriston United Methodist Church. She retired from the General Electric/Genicom Plant in Waynesboro after 33 years of service. She has volunteered at Sentara/RMH Hospice Services since 1982 and also volunteered as a tax-aide for AARP for 10 years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by siblings, Hattie Brooks, Katherine Taylor, Austin E. Miller and Robert A. Miller.

Survivors include a sister, Florence A. Sensabaugh of Staunton; brother-in-law, Sam Batten of Grottoes; sister-in-law, Betty McGee of Grottoes; niece, Candace M. Wade of Swoope; nephews, Franklin W. Sensabaugh of Staunton, Michael Calhoun of Churchville, as well as a number of special nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Otterbein United Methodist Church, intersection of route 42 north and 33 in Harrisonburg with Rev. Adam Blagg officiating. Burial will follow in Augusta Memorial Park, Waynesboro.

Active pallbearers will be Philip Wade, Michael Calhoun, Skyler Calhoun, Jared Calhoun, Ron Elyard and Patrick Wade.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 26, 2021 at the Staunton Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes, 18 W. Frederick Street, Staunton.

Flower or memorial donations may be made to Sentara/RMH Hospice Services in her honor. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic face masks and social distancing will be practiced at the visitation and the funeral service.

Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • She was adaughter of the late Oscar Eugene and Ethel (Price) Miller.


    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by siblings, Hattie Brooks, Katherine Taylor, Austin E. Miller and Robert A. Miller.


    Survivors include a sister, Florence A. Sensabaugh of Staunton; brother-in-law, Sam Batten of Grottoes; sister-in-law, Betty McGee of Grottoes; niece, Candace M. Wade of Swoope; nephews, Franklin W. Sensabaugh of Staunton, Michael Calhoun of Churchville, as well as a number of special nieces and nephews.
  • DONATIONS

  • Sentara/RMH Hospice Services

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Friday, March 26, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, March 27, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Officiating, Interment

Memories

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Marsha Howdyshell

March 25, 2021

I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Ruth in RMH Hospice for 15yr. Ruth was a ray of sunlight and put all us nurses to shame with her perfect appearance where everything matched. She was a beautiful inside as out, giving her time and talents to help us care for our patients. I have enjoyed visiting with Ruth over the years and will miss her kind friendship. She touched me and so many over the years. Thank you for sharing your loved one with me. Marsha Howdyshell

Frank Vetting

March 25, 2021

Ruth was an incredibly dedicated volunteer of the RMH Sentara Hospice Unit and Program. Throughout the years I had visited with her and she was always so energetic, positive, and helpful if I had any questions or needed any information. My wife, who was a staff Nurse with Hospice for numerous years, and I have the greatest respect and admiration for what a nice person Ruth was. Her contributions to our local Hospital and this community will be greatly remembered. Tara and I are so sorry to hear of her passing.
Sincerely,
Frank & Tara Vetting
Bridgewater, Va

Tracey Moyer

March 25, 2021

Ruth was a very special lady to me. I’ve known her all my life from church. She was a pillar in the church as long as I have known her. She was my wedding director in this picture from 1995. Go rest high, your work on earth is done. You will be greatly missed.

Pastor Cam Carte

March 24, 2021

From your friends and family at Harriston United Methodist Church... may you be at peace with the Lord and may you bask in the glory of Heaven! You are dearly missed.

Angela Thomas

March 23, 2021

Sending our condolences. Ruth was such a special person and will be missed.
Violet Via and Angela Thomas and family

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Biography

Ruth Jane Batten, 90, of Rockingham Co., passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at her residence.
She was born on September 10, 1930, a daughter of the late Oscar Eugene and Ethel (Price) Miller.
Ruth attended Otterbein United Methodist Church in Harrisonburg and Harriston United Methodist Church. She retired from the General Electric/Genicom Plant in Waynesboro after 33 years of service. She has volunteered at Sentara/RMH Hospice Services since 1982 and also volunteered as a tax-aide for AARP for 10 years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by siblings, Hattie Brooks, Katherine Taylor, Austin E. Miller and Robert A. Miller.
Survivors include a sister, Florence A. Sensabaugh of Staunton; brother-in-law, Sam Batten of Grottoes; sister-in-law, Betty McGee of Grottoes; niece, Candace M. Wade of Swoope; nephews, Franklin W. Sensabaugh of Staunton, Michael Calhoun of Churchville, as well as a number of special nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Otterbein United Methodist Church, intersection of route 42 north and 33 in Harrisonburg with Rev. Adam Blagg officiating. Burial will follow in Augusta Memorial Park, Waynesboro.
Active pallbearers will be Philip Wade, Michael Calhoun, Skyler Calhoun, Jared Calhoun,
Ron Elyard and Patrick Wade.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 26, 2021 at the Staunton Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes, 18 W. Frederick Street, Staunton.
Flower or memorial donations may be made to Sentara/RMH Hospice Services in her honor.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic face masks and social distancing will be practiced at the visitation and the funeral service.
Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhome.com