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Betty Jean (Horvath) Battan

March 9, 1940 ~ February 9, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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Betty Battan Obituary

Betty Jean (Horvath) Battan, 83, of Wilmington, Delaware peacefully passed away on Friday, February 9, 2024.  Born in Wilmington on March 9, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Petak) Horvath.

A graduate of P.S. duPont High School, Betty was employed as a customer service representative with Mellon Bank, having retired after 25 years of service.  She was a past member of St. Catherine of Siena Church and enjoyed time at the Mid-County Senior Center.  An avid collector of Roseville Pottery vases, Betty loved her grandchildren and had an affinity for animals.

Her husband of 44 years, Arthur “Pat” Battan, passed away on January 18, 2006, and her son, James Battan passed away on September 18, 2018.

Betty is survived by her daughters, Donna Shotzberger and husband, Peter, Linda Ross and husband, Michael; her grandchildren, Luke and Kelsie Shotzberger, Emily and Daniel Ross.

She was predeceased by her sister, Sandra Edwards.

Friends are invited to visit at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek on Tuesday, February 20 from 1-1:30PM.  Funeral services will begin at 1:30PM, immediately followed by interment in Silverbrook Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Betty may be made to Humane Animal Partners, 455 Stanton Christiana Road, Newark, DE 19713 (

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February 20, 2024

1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek
Wilmington, DE 19808

Funeral Service
February 20, 2024

1:30 PM
Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek
Wilmington, DE 19808

Interment following funeral service
February 20, 2024

Silverbrook Cemetery
3300 Lancaster Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19805


Humane Animal Partners
455 Stanton Christiana Road, Newark DE 19713


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