Mrs. Johanna Elizabeth Heath passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013, at her home. Johanna was born September 21, 1919 in Selkirk, NY and is the daughter of the late Sina and Gerardus VanKempen. She was a truly loving and dedicated mother. Johanna loved going around to yard sales and had a great love of sewing. In her later years spent lots of time on her ipad and enjoying exchanging emails with family.
Along with her parents, Mrs. Heath was also preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin F. Batchelder, a sister, Alice Wheatley and four brothers; Peter, Gerry, William and Bernie VanKempen.
Mrs. Heath is survived by her daughter Carol Phillips and her husband Robert of Ahoskie, NC, her son Benjamin F. Batchelder and his wife Peggy J. of Daphne, AL, a sister Jane TerLouw and her husband John of Tallahassee, FL. and six grandchildren; Raquel, Barbara, Shawn, Sharon, Jason and Erica.
A graveside service will be conducted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 11 AM at Albany Rural Cemetery in Albany, NY with Rev. Ratmeyer officiating.
Memorial donation may be made to The Dutch Reform Church, 38 Church Road, Selkirk, NY 12158
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service is handling the arrangements for the Heath family and online condolences may be directed to the family at garrettsykesfs.com