Kenneth H. “Crip” Batt

November 6, 1944 ~ August 1, 2022 (age 77)

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Kenneth H. “Crip” Batt, 77, of Beers Hollow Road, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away on Monday, August 1, 2022, at the home he built.

Born November 6th, 1944, in Olean, he was a son of Harry and Helen Burg Batt. He is survived by his wife, P. Sue Stewart. They were married on October 8th, 1966, at St. Patrick’s Church in Decatur, Illinois.

Mr. Batt was a 1964 graduate of Otto-Eldred High School. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served with the US Air Force on Whiteman AFB where he worked on Minute Man Missiles. He spent his career as a carpenter, having worked for several different businesses in the local area.

Ken was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post #887 of Eldred, where he was also a past commander. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #555 F & Am of Duke Center and was a card-carrying member of the NRA. He was a former member of the VFW Post #2092 of Eldred and the Eldred Conservation Club. When he was younger, he was active with a local softball league where he played for Skeeter’s. Even though he was not a member, he was an active ticket seller for several firehall’s in the local area.

Ken could fix anything, loved gardening, and said he never worked a day in his life. He was an avid hunter and loved spending time with his friends, family, and grandkids.

Surviving in addition to his wife of 56 years are three daughters, Lisa (Lynn) Sworts of Portville, NY, Deborah (Chad) Havens of Caneadea, NY, and April (Jaime) Preston of East Otto, NY; nine grandchildren, Garrett and Kira Martin, Grace Sworts, Caitlin and Samantha Havens, Courtney, Carly, Riley, and Brady Preston; two brothers, Richard (Rhonda) Batt of South Carolina, Raymond (Kathy) Batt of Missouri; and three sisters, Betty Batt of Rochester, Shirley (Bruce) Moore of Florida, Jeanette Crandall of Pennsylvania.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Gary Batt in 2021.

A celebration of Life Party will be held at the American Legion Post #887 of Eldred on September the 4th, at a time to be announced.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the American Legion Post #887 of Eldred.

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