|Birth: ||Jun. 28, 1925|
|Death: ||Mar. 5, 2011|
Walla Walla County
March 17, 2011
WALLA WALLA — Ella Mae Battle, 85, of Milton-Freewater died Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla. A potluck dinner and gathering for family and friends will be held Saturday, March 19 at noon at 83926 Prunedale Road, Milton-Freewater.
Mrs. Battle was born June 28, 1925, in Wakefield, Kan., to William E. and Anna Mae Humbert Kerby. She grew up in Manhattan and St. George, Kan. At the age of 16 she moved to Los Angeles, where she worked in a garment factory as well as being a homemaker. In 1963 she married Jay H. Battle in Las Vegas, Nev. The couple moved to Milton-Freewater in 1998. Mr. Battle passed away Nov. 10, 2010.
Survivors include son Rodney Gilchrist of Milton-Freewater; brother Ron Kirby of Milton-Freewater; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by son Perry Gilchrist; daughter JoAnne Lieming; and great-grandson Tony Gilchrist.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society through the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main, Milton-Freewater, OR 97862
Jay H. Battle (1938 - 2010)
Created by: Dan & Barbara
Record added: Mar 07, 2011
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