Keith Edward Batty age 67 of Versailles, Ohio, passed away at 6:27 P.M. on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Keith was born December 18, 1943 in Greenville, Ohio, to the late Virgil J. "Red" & Eileen Anna (Goffena) Batty.
Keith retired in 2009 from Urb Drees Construction with 43 years of service. Keith served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. Keith was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles; Versailles American Legion; Versailles Eagles; Friends of Hole Field; Versailles Athletic Boosters; and Lawrence Motorsports.
In addition to his parents; Keith is also preceded in death by a son, Douglas E. Batty on February 21, 1993.
Keith is survived by his wife, Edna M. (Drees) Batty whom he married November 7, 1964. He is also survived by a daughter & son-in-law, Brenda & Allen York of Versailles; son & daughter-in-law, Kevin E. & Jill Batty of Uniontown, Ohio; grandchildren, Aaron York, Kori York, Ryan York, Mason Batty, Mira Batty and Malone Batty; brothers & sisters-in-law, Dale & Paula Batty of Carrollton, Ohio, Gary & Karen Batty of Versailles and Bruce & Barb Batty of Tipp City; sister & brother-in-law, Suzanne & Randy Coffman of Cincinnati; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. David Vincent celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Monday from 3:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Tuesday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Versailles Veteran's Honor Guard. Memorial contribution may be made to Versailles Emergency Medical Services.