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Ila Jane Batts, 54, passed away at her home on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, surrounded by her family. She was born on July 3, 1963 in Lebanon, a daughter of Mary Jane (Reagan) Arnold and the late Robert Devon Arnold, Sr.
On Sept. 22, 1984, she was married to Edward Batts in Lebanon; he survives.
A life-resident of Lebanon, she graduated from Lebanon High School in 1981.
She worked several years at Royal Cleaners before going to American Air Filter and Case New Holland as a production clerk.
Ila enjoyed playing cards, loved shopping and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Survivors include husband, Edward Batts of Lebanon; children, Terry Batts of Lebanon and Carrie Batts of Lebanon; two step-children, Scott Batts of Ohio and Stacie Schmitt of Kirklin; mother, Mary Jane Arnold of Lebanon; one brother, Robert D. Arnold, Jr. and wife, Darlene of Lebanon; two sisters, Beverly England of Advance, Dawn Hunter and husband, Paul of Whitestown; six grandchildren, Brianna Batts, Tyler Batts, Levi Schmitt, Dylan Schmitt, Kallie Shepherd and Max Shepherd; and one great-grandchild, Aiden Batts.
In addition to her father, Ila was preceded in death by a brother, Stanley M. Arnold, and her step-father, Charles Snow.
Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, January 12, 2018 at Myers Mortuary, 1502 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon. No services are planned. Boone County Crematory in Lebanon has been entrusted with her cremation.
Memorials may be made to Boone County Cancer Society, 117 W. Elm St., Lebanon, Indiana 46052.
Online condolences: myersmortuary.com
Published on January 8, 2018
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