Joy Pearl Bateman was born April 18, 1929 in Independence, MO. to Coleman and Alta Danner.

Joy Pearl Bateman was born April 18, 1929 in Independence, MO. to Coleman and Alta Danner.

She was a graduate of Wm. Chrisman High School and Yuba College from where she received her nursing degree. She married Bob Bateman in 1946. They retired in 1971 and began traveling in their RV. They took their grandchildren across the country with them several times. Their life centered around family and church. Joy and Bob eventually settled in Hemet, California where they worked in the local Community of Christ Church.

They returned to Independence, MO in 1999 to be closer to all of their family.
Joy was preceded in death by her parents, and grandson, Eric Bateman. She is survived by husband Bob and two children, David and Lee, 5 grandchildren; Evan Bateman, Sara Burleson, Jennifer Long, Samatha Long, 4 great grandchildren; Mikaels Long, Austin Long, Noah Long and Oliver Long.

Joy was loved by all and will be greatly missed. A Memorial service will be held to celebrate her life at the East Alton Community of Christ Church, 23rd and R D Mize Rd, Independence, MO. on May 2, 2009 at 11:00 am with a potluck dinner for family and friends to follow. Forever Cremation Society of Kansas City.