Elizabeth M. Bateman
Middleport - Elizabeth M. "Liz" Bateman, age 90, passed away January 16, 2020. She was born October 18, 1929 in Hartland to the late George and Marion (Holler) Coulson. She graduated from Roy-Hart in 1948 and then married Ray Bateman in December of 1950, spending 50 loving years together.
Liz was very active in many organizations throughout her life. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clute-Phillips Unit 938, Zion Lutheran Church in Gasport and the WELCA group at the church. Liz was also a Middleport Village Trustee for many years and a leader with the Girl Scouts. She and her late husband, Ray, used to spend the winters in Florida and also went on many mission trips to Grenada. She was an LPN at various establishments in the area and volunteered with Tri-Town ambulance. She enjoyed being involved in local senior citizen groups in addition to quilting, puzzles and attending sporting events and activities that her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were involved in.
Liz was a resident at The Willows in Medina for the past two years and was known as the "social butterfly", making friends with everyone there. She loved her family and friends dearly.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Ray Bateman; daughter, Joyce M. Bateman; sister, Linda Nicholas and granddaughter, Jennifer Ulrich.
Elizabeth is survived by her daughter, Marty (Tom) Ulrich; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Kelly) Ulrich, Julie (Barry) Webber; great-grandchildren, Colleen Ulrich, Christopher Ulrich, Jackson Webber, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends at the Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, 38 State St., Middleport, NY 14105, on Monday, January 20th from 4:00-7:00PM, where a brief memorial service will be led by the American Legion Auxiliary Clute-Phillips Unit 938 at 7:00PM. Elizabeth's funeral service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, 4447 Central Ave., Gasport, NY 14067, on Tuesday, January 21st at 11:00AM. Interment will be held in Huskey Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Liz's name may be made to the church.
To share a special memory of Liz, please visit mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com
Published on January 17, 2020


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Carol (Grove) Benoit
Jan 18, 2020
Thoughts & Prayers go out to family & friends. Liz & Ray were friend's of my parent's. (Ed & Jean Grove) for years. Liz took my mother (Jean Grove) under her wings as Mom got older. They were in Tops together. I can't thank you all enough for that. Liz was a special person who will be missed by all who knew her. RIP Liz!
Theresa Goodlander
Jan 18, 2020
Condolences to Liz's loved ones. She was an awesome and inspiring lady...Liz was quite a motivator in TOPS NY #834 Middleport where she was the leader when I first joined. You will be missed by many people