May 6, 1939 — June 7, 2018

Shirley Ann Bateman, 79, of Albany, passed away Thursday at the Mennonite Home.

Shirley was born in Seattle, Washington, to Ralph J. and Betty Jane (Brogden) Fetterley.

She grew up in the Willamette Valley and in 1957 married James C. Bateman in Lebanon. Shirley spent time working in food service and volunteering at Oak Grove and Fir Grove elementary schools in Albany.

She loved to garden and care for her yard, as well as various crafting activities.

Shirley was also a Jehovah’s Witness for 55 years.

She is survived by her children, Dan Bateman and wife, Kathy of Albany, Carrie Bateman of Albany, and Jim Bateman and wife, Michelle of West Linn; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James; and sister, Patty Starr.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2018, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 3030 Grand Prairie Rd SE, Albany, OR 97322.

Condolences may be posted online at www.fisherfuneralhome.com.

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