Wanda Lois Batts, 82, of Ballinger passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at Abilene Regional Medical Center.

She was born March 14, 1930 in Runnels County, Texas to John Henry and Martha B. (Fenwick) Bradshaw. She married B. M. Batts, Jr. on July 19, 1968 in Mason. Wanda had lived in the community all her life and worked for several years as a housekeeper and caregiver.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband; a sister, Faye Gray; and a brother, Bobby Bradshaw.

Wanda is survived by sons, Milton Watson of San Angelo, Sam Batts of Ballinger, and Steve Richards of Brownsville; daughters, Susan Hurt and Vickie Stokes, both of Ballinger; sister, Juanita Keesee of Ballinger; and brother, Richard Bradshaw of Winters.

Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Jeff Stokes of Austin; Bobby Oden and wife Jonie, Chuck Oden, Brian Ashton and wife Lisa, all of Ballinger; Lee Watson, Milton Watson, Thelma Walker, and Samantha Ramirez and husband Emilo all of San Angelo; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Visitation was Sunday, September 2 at Lange Funeral Home in Ballinger. Funeral services were Monday, September 3 at Lange Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Old Runnels Cemetery.



God looked around His garden,

And found an empty place.

He then looked down upon His earth,

And saw your loving face.


He saw your path was difficult,

And He closed your weary eyes.

He whispered to you, “Peace be thine,”

And gave you wings to fly.


It broke our hearts to lose you,

But you did not go alone.

For part of us went with you,

On the day God called you home.


Wanda will be truly missed by her friends and her loved ones.



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