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Marion Ishmael Battles
Marion Ishmael Battles, 77, Vincennes, IN died Wednesday, October 20, 2010 with his entire family by his side.
He was born November 29, 1932 in Pike County. Marion was the son of Heber and Estelle Battles. He was a member of the 1950 graduating class of Winslow High School. After high school, he served in the Korean War and graduated from Oakland CIty University and Indiana State University.
Marion was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He taught in the Vincennes Community Schools for 37 years. He loved children and teaching history. He was actively involved in his church, the First Church of God in Vincennes, where he sang in the choir, taught Sunday School, and served on many Boards. Marion enjoyed traveling, hiking, and working in his garden. Spending time with his family and visiting with friends were pastimes that he truly loved.
Survivors include his wife, Lavada (Willams) Battles whom he married on Oct 5, 1953; two sons, Kreg (Susy) Battles and Dale Battles; two grandchildren, Ian (Molly) Battles and Megan (Michael) Seibert; and three great-grandchildren, Leyton and Cooper Battles and Bennett Seibert.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Lavonne Fettinger.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 25, 2010 at First Church of God, 1408 E. St. Clair, with Pastor George Karl officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 24, 2010 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St., Vincennes, IN.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of God Building Fund.