Joanne D. Battles - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Joanne D. Battles

August 20, 1932 - June 20, 2023

Joanne D. Battles, age 90, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, June 20, 2023.

Born in Titusville, PA on August 20, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Katherine (Wood) DeForce. Joanne graduated from Titusville High School.  She enjoyed being a homemaker and she and her husband, Calvin, raised 3 children.  Joanne loved her summers at the Elk River with her family, as well as she and Calvin enjoyed traveling to St. Thomas.  She loved playing cards with her “card group”, playing bingo and the occasional outing to play the slots, followed by a good lunch.

In addition to her parents, Joanne was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Calvin Battles; 2 brothers; 3 sisters; and 2 grandsons, James A. Battles, Jr., and Johnny Williams, Jr.  She is survived by her children, James Battles, Sr. (Patricia), Debra Pyle (David), and Diana Williams (John); sister, Bette Martin; grandchildren, Stacey Battles, Jeremiah Williams, Pam Kellogg, and David Pyle, Jr.; and 6 great-grandchildren.

All services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joanne’s name to Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516 or online by clicking here.


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  • My Dear Stacey and Family, Please accept my condolences for the loss of your Grandmother. A loss of a dear member of the family is always so hard. My Sympathy to all, Aunt Patsy

  • Dear Debbie and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about your Mom, Sending prayers and hugs.
    With deepest sympathy,