Carol Ann Batzel, 64, of Sedalia passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Bothwell Regional Health Center, Sedalia. She was born on April 3, 1950 in Port Jervis, NY, a daughter of Thomas and Grace (Primavera) Zaorski.

On December 22, 1966 in Port Jervis, NY, she was united in marriage to Donald Batzel, who preceded her in death on March 28, 2000.

Carol loved being a mother and a grandmother. She enjoyed reading, gardening, sewing, and cooking.

She is survived by nine childen, Darci Kruse (Conrad) of Green Ridge, MO, Carina Batzel of Honesdale, PA, Thomas Batzel (Rose) of Hawley, PA, Deborah Baker of Sedalia, MO, Michelle Lopez of Sedalia, MO, Christopher Batzel (Sasha) of Pennsylvania, David Batzel of Sedalia, MO, Richard Batzel of Sedalia, MO, Mellissa Naeve (Derek) of Fort Dodge, IA; three sisters, Barbara, Marie, and Geraldine; eleven grandchildren, Samantha, Brianna, Ariel, Thomas, Anthony, Nathaniel, Damon, Nicholas, Abigail, Piper, Eliot; and four great grandchildren, Ryan, Madison, Reese, and Annabelle.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Donald Batzel and James Batzel; and one brother, Richard Zaorski.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia, with Pastor Tony Chapman officiating.

The family will receive friends at the chapel one hour prior to service.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Bothwell Regional Health Center Cancer Foundation in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.

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