Tipp City Herald
May 29, 1974
BATTSON, BLANCHE DONNA (NEE: DRAKE) - Blanche Donna Battson, 79, of the Riverside Nursing Home in Troy, died there May 24.  She was the daughter of the late Frank and Otta Covault Drake and was married to the late James Ray Battson.  Surviving are two children, Donna Shook of Washington and Eugene Battson of Troy, three brothers, Cecil Drake of Dayton, Clarence Drake of Florida, Paul Drake of Eaton; five sisters, Mildred Grockett of Troy, Geraldine Collingsworth of Tipp City and Ellen Hoffman of Dayton.  Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Hale Sarver Funeral Home in West Milton.  Rev. Ted Landis officiated.  Burial was in Wheelock Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Paul Butts, Dave Collins, Robert Battson, Roger Battson, John Penrod, Dan Knisly and Tom Geigler.
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