Gloria E. (Mullen) Batchelder, 80

HARRISON — Gloria Elise (Mullen) Batchelder passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 5, 2013, in Harrison, at the home of her daughter, Lenita Andrews where she resided.

She was born in Norway on March 17, 1932 to Jasper and Florence (Truman) Mullen. She graduated from Norway High School. She married Everett Batchelder on Aug. 11, 1951; they were married almost 61 years before his death on April 5, 2012.

Mrs. Batchelder worked for many years at B.E. Cole shoe shop. Returning to the work force she later worked for Oxford Marketing. Following her retirement they moved to Fla. for a number of years, returning a few years ago. She enjoyed numerous hobbies and crafts including cake decorating, tole painting, ceramics, cross-stitching and crocheting.

Mrs. Batchelder leaves behind sons, Lanny of Brandeburg, Ky., Michael of South Paris, Jody of South Paris and Ray of Harrison; daughters, Cathy and husband Bruce Sturtevant of South Paris, and Lenita and husband Scott Andrews of Harrison; nine cherished grandchildren, Scotty, Kevin, Crystal, Amber, Shaun, Jeremy, Eric, Alan and Megan; 12 great-grandchildren, Jada, Mikie, Desmond, Devon, Ethan, MacKenzie, Lillie, Luke, Joseph, AnnMarie, Emily and Khole. She was predeceased by her parents; a sister, Gail Swan; and brothers, Raymond, Edwin and Albert.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris. Online condolences may be shared with her family at

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