Middleport: Elizabeth M. “Liz” Bateman, age 90, passed away January 16, 2020. She was born October 18, 1929 in Hartland to the late George and Marion (Holler) Coulson. She graduated from Roy-Hart in 1948 and then married Ray Bateman in December of 1950, spending 50 loving years together.
Liz was very active in many organizations throughout her life. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clute-Phillips Unit 938, Zion Lutheran Church in Gasport and the WELCA group at the church. Liz was also a Middleport Village Trustee for many years and a leader with the Girl Scouts. She and her late husband Ray used to spend the winters in Florida and also went on many mission trips to Grenada. She was an LPN at various establishments in the area and volunteered with Tri-Town ambulance. She enjoyed being involved in local senior citizen groups in addition to quilting, puzzles and attending sporting events and activities that her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were involved in. Liz was a resident at The Willows in Medina for the past two years and was known as the “social butterfly”, making friends with everyone there. She loved her family and friends dearly.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Ray Bateman, daughter, Joyce M. Bateman, sister, Linda Nicholas, and granddaughter, Jennifer Ulrich.
Elizabeth is survived by her daughter, Marty (Tom) Ulrich, grandchildren, Jeffrey (Kelly) Ulrich, Julie (Barry) Webber, great-grandchildren, Colleen Ulrich, Christopher Ulrich, Jackson Webber, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends at the Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home 38 State St. Middleport, NY 14105 on Monday, January 20th from 4:00-7:00pm where a brief memorial service will be led by the American Legion Auxiliary Clute-Phillips Unit 938 at 7:00pm. Elizabeth’s funeral service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church 4447 Central Ave. Gasport, NY 14067 on Tuesday, January 21st at 11:00am. Interment will be held in Huskey Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Liz’s name may be made to the church.
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