Pauline Anna Batesole, 89 passed from her earthly life at Bethesda Care Center on July 30, 2013. She was born on June 26, 1924 in Fremont, OH, the daughter of Fredrick and Mary (Knowles) Meyer. She was a 1942 graduate of St. Joseph High School in Fremont and started working at the Farm Bureau Fremont office.
She married Donald “Bud” Batesole on July 19, 1947 in Fremont, OH and recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary.
Pauline worked at City Loan & Savings in Fremont from 1956 until her retirement in 1978. She loved her family and looked forward to their visits, especially with her grandchildren. Many wonderful hours were spent teaching her children how to garden, can fruits and vegetables, sew, cook and keep a warm and loving home. Quilts and hooking rag rug creations kept her very busy when she wasn’t absorbed in her favorite books. Word games and picture puzzles rounded out her active life
Pauline is survived by her husband, Bud Batesole; children, Michael (Judy) Batesole, The Villages, FL, Barbara (Bill) Reineck, Fostoria, OH, Bonnie Phillips, Reynoldsburg, OH, Phillip (Beverly) Batesole, Fremont, OH; sister, Pat (David) Beckman, Flemington, N.J; sister-in-law, Shirley Meyer, Fremont, OH; nine grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Howard, Gary, Don and Joe Meyer, Marjorie (Richard) Hoffman and Shirley Esker; granddaughter, Melissa Phillips.
Pauline will be remembered for her generous heart and strong faith. She was a devout member of Sacred Heart Parish in Fremont, Ohio. Her family will always remember her strong spirit and loving smile.
“May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.”
Visitation: Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. with a Vigil at 7:30 pm at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home, 425 E. State St., Fremont, OH.
Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, August 3, 2013; 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 550 Smith Rd., Fremont, with Fr. Kenneth Lill officiating.
Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery, Fremont, OH
Memorials: Bishop Hoffman Catholic Schools – St. Joseph High School Campus
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Barb and Family
There is a peace in knowing that your Mother now has the True Peace with our LORD.
May your Faith, Love of family and friends and your memories give you peace.
Kelly & Jeff Hohman
We are so very sorry for your loss. I have really missed seeing Miss Pauline at church. She was so welcoming and kind when we first joined the church and I loved to see her smile and get a hug from her. May you rest in peace.
The Batesole Family:
I am sorry for your loss. Aunt Pauline was such a wonderful person, and she always had a warm smile.
She did a wonderful job of showing a mother and grandmother’s love to my family, and I will always appreciate this thoughtfulness.
Heaven gained an angel, and we were all blessed by her kindness.
I know that Aunt Pauline and my Grandma have a lot of catching up to do.
Brian Hoffman & Family
Linda Hammer (Renae's Mom)
Please accept my condolences on the passing of your loved one. She was a beautiful lady. Her picture shows the love in her eyes. May the good memories you all share help to give you peace and comfort.
Though we know heaven has welcomed a very special person, out hearts still feel the sorrow.
With Sympathy and Loving Prayer
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Edward,Sandra and Donald L.Schultz