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 CampusPrint Obituary & Condolences