Mrs. Helen Bateman of New Canton passed from her physical body on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at The Woodland in Farmville. She was 97 and would have celebrated her 98th Birthday on April 24th.
A native of Galena, Kansas, Mrs. Bateman was recruited upon finishing High School to work for the War Department in Washington, DC and was one of the first employees to work at the still under construction Pentagon. She worked in this capacity for the duration of the Second World War. She was also active in several churches during her life as a Sunday School Teacher.
Mrs. Bateman was preceded in death by her Husband of 64 years, Mr. John Bateman, Sr., and is survived by two sons; John Bateman, Jr (wife Pamela) of New Market, Alabama and Samuel Bateman of New Canton; five Grandchildren and six Great Grandchildren.
A service is planned for Friday, February 18th, at 2 PM at Dunkum Funeral Home in Dillwyn, with interment in the Virginia Veteran's Cemetery in Amelia.
In lieu of flowers, the Family wishes that donations be made to The Hospice of the Piedmont in Charlottesville or Centra Hospice in Farmville.
Hospice of the Piedmont
2965 Ivy Road, Charlottesville VA 22903
Centra Hospice - Farmville
1705 E. Third Street, Farmville VA 23901