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Information for William G. Bateman 
20 June, 1917 - 23 December, 1986
From the Idaho Press - Tribune,
dated December, 1986
Contributed by Delilah Barnard

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William Bateman

     Services for the Rev. William G. Bateman, 69, of Nampa, who died Tuesday, Dec. 23, at a Nampa care center, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Nampa First Church of the Nazarene.
     The Rev. Vernon Wilcox, associate pastor of the church, will officiate.  Burial will follow in the hillcrest memorial Gardens.  Services are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel.
      The Rev. Bateman was born June 20, 1917, in Illinois to Clyde and Bertha Tolliver Bateman.  He was reared and educated in Clay County, Ill.  He attended the Rev. Lutterall Bible School in Evansville, Ind., and was an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene.  He moved to Flora, Ill, in 1939 where he pastored in the Church of the Nazarene.  He moved to Poplar, Mont., in 1942 and continued pastoring.
     He married Mildred Elliott March 17, 1942, in Sydney, Mont.  In 1960 they moved to St Maries, Idaho, where he pastored.  In 1961 they came to
Nampa where he worked as a custodian for Nampa High School.  He retired in 1974 due to ill health and they had resided in Nampa since.
     He was a member of the Nampa
First Church of the Nazarene.
     He is survived by his wife of Nampa; two sons, Jess Bateman of Louisville, Ill., and Lad Bateman of McCall; three daughters, Alice Hamlin and LaVetta Bateman, both of Nampa, and Twyla Blenden of Austin, Texas; three brothers, the Rev. Kenneth Bateman of Granger, Ind., Loy Bateman of Louisville, Ill., and Berlin Bateman of Flora; a sister, Loyse McKnight of Olney, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
     Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel today until 9 p.m. and Thursday from
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
     Memorials may be made to the L.I.F.E. Program in care of First Church of the Nazarene, 600 15th Ave. S., Nampa 83651; or flowers may be sent.