Guilderland- Beth (Batters) Heimer, passed away peacefully on March 16, 2015 at Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center. She was born March 31, 1917 in Unadilla, NY the daughter of the late Raie F. and Helen (Rumpf) Benedict. She graduated in 1938 from the Robert Packer Training School for Nurses in Sayre, PA.
In 1943 Beth married Thomas B. Batters. They moved to the Altamont area and raised four children. She was active in the Altar Rosary Society of St. Lucy's Catholic Church and many community organizations. Beth was a devoted mother who created a very loving home for her children.
In 1968 Thomas Batters died and Beth resumed her nursing career at the Guilderland Center Nursing Home where she was loved by the patients and staff for her kind and caring nature.
In 1971 Beth married a childhood friend, William D. Heimer. They moved to Madeira Beach, FL where they enjoyed entertaining family and friends. While in Florida, Beth learned to make crafts with sea shells, which she collected on the beach. William Heimer died in 1981.
In 1992, Beth returned to Guilderland to be closer to family and old friends. She resided at Heritage Village Apartments where she had many dear neighbors. Continuing her craft work, Beth completed a beautiful "Dresden Plate" quilt which she had started in 1933.
Beth was predeceased by her brother Charles A. Benedict and his wife Bertha; her cousins Virginia Tiffany and Glen E. Whitaker; and her dear friends Mary Martini and Anna Lustenhouwer, both of Altamont.
She is survived by her children Thomas R. (Vicki) Batters of Kent, Ohio, Robert C. (Elaine) Batters of West Orange, NJ, Helen (Rick) Rowley of Schenectady, NY, Mary Jo Batters of Guilderland, NY and her step daughter Patricia (Louis) Parent of Columbia, SC.; her grandchildren Beth Ann Wilson, Thomas H. Batters, Rachel Rowley, Christine Parent, Michael Parent and Tiffany Stonemetz; her cousins Glen E. Whitaker Jr. (Rosemary) and six great grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 10-11:30AM at Fredendall Funeral Home, 199 Main St., Altamont. A Mass of Resurrection will follow at 11:45AM at St. Lucy / St. Bernadette Church 109 Grand St. Altamont with interment at Calvary Cemetery in the spring.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Blue Wing at Daughters of Sarah for the loving care they gave Beth.
Online condolences may be made at www.fredendallfuneralhome.com