Annabella McDonald Batchelder, 89, passed away on Thursday at Elizabeth Gardens. She was born in Glasgow, Scotland on March 26, 1928, and was the daughter of the late Alexander and Mary (Nee: McDonald) Hill.
On May 21, 1949 Annabella was united in marriage to Clayton H. Batchelder who preceded her in death on October 8, 2014. Annabella was employed for twenty-three years by the Kurten Medical Group.
She will be dearly missed by her children, Barbara (Joseph) Falduto of Fort Meyers, FL, Janet (Joseph) Schmidt of Black River Falls; her grandchildren, Nick (Christy) Schmidt, Ryan (Cindy) Roeschen, Alex (Bridget) Schmidt, Leslie Falduto (Jon) Shipley, Lindsey Falduto (Nicholas) Copollo; eight great-grandchildren; sister, June (Harry) Christensen of Atlanta, GA; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her great-granddaughter, Morgan Rae Schmidt.
Private family services will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Elizabeth Gardens, or to Heartland Hospice have been suggested.
The family extends a special thank you to the caregivers at Elizabeth Gardens and Heartland Hospice for their loving and compassionate care.