Debra Elaine Bateson

CLINTON — Debra Elaine Bateson, 61 of Clinton, passed away at 7 p.m. on November 18, 2022, at her home in Clinton, surrounded by her family.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 28, 2022, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. Visitation will be held from 10–11 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to Debra Elaine Bateson memorial fund.

Debbie was born on December 17, 1960, in Streator, Ill., the daughter of Francis and Janice (Gochanour) Harlacher. She married Charles R. Bateson on March 27, 1982, in Streator. He passed away on October 26, 2010. Debbie was a graduate of Streator High School and attended the Illinois Valley Community College, receiving her CNA certification.

Survivors include her children, Emily (Preston Dash) Pruitt, Clinton, and Charles J. (Shelbi) Bateson, Wapella; grandchildren, Joseph (Deann) Strange, Kaitlin Pruitt, Savannah Miller, Carter, Cash, and Colyton Tanner; siblings, Marlene (Bob) Horton, Streator, Peggy (Don) Kleppin, Rutland, Ill., Brenda (Jim) Lewis, Streator, Cheryl (Greg) Drysdale, Streator, and Terry Harlacher, Streator.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Joseph; brother, Gary; sister, Kathy; and brother-in-law, Tim.

Debbie belonged to the First Christian Church, in Clinton. She enjoyed her ladies’ Sunday school class and volunteering in the church when she was able. She also enjoyed making crafts and participating in the Farmers Market.

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