HARRISON — Gloria Elise (Mullen) Batchelder passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 5, in Harrison at the home of her daughter, Lenita Andrews where she resided.
She was born in Norway, March 17, 1932, to Jasper and Florence (Truman) Mullen. She graduated from Norway High School. She married Everett Batchelder on Aug. 11, 1951. They were married almost 61 years before his death on April 5, 2012.
Mrs. Batchelder worked for many years at B. E. Cole shoe shop. Returning to the work force, she later worked for Oxford Marketing. Following her retirement, they moved to Florida, for a number of years, returning a few years ago.
She enjoyed numerous hobbies and crafts including cake decorating, tole painting, ceramics, cross stitching and crocheting.
Mrs. Batchelder leaves behind sons, Lanny of Brandeburg, Ky., Michael of South Paris, Jody of South Paris and Ray of Harrison; daughters, Cathy and husband, Bruce Sturtevant, of South Paris and Lenita and husband, Scott Andrews, of Harrison; nine cherished grandchildren, Scotty, Kevin, Crystal, Amber, Shaun, Jeremy, Eric, Alan and Megan; and 12 great-grandchildren, Jada, Mikie, Desmond, Devon, Ethan, MacKenzie, Lillie, Luke, Joseph, AnnMarie, Emily and Khole.
She was predeceased by her parents; a sister, Gail Swan; and brothers, Raymond, Edwin and Albert.
Online condolences may be shared with her family at www.chandlerfunerals.com.