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Jul 29, 2019 11:03 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Helen “Sis” Jagger Batcheller Of Westhampton Dies On July 26

Jul 29, 2019 2:23 PM

Helen “Sis” Jagger Batcheller died at her Jagger Lane home in Westhampton on July 26, 2019, accompanied by family members and under the care of East End Hospice. She was 88.

Ms. Batcheller was the daughter of Archer Ward Jagger Jr. and Helen Cornell Jagger, and the wife of Edward J. Batcheller.

She was born at 34 Jagger Lane on May 8, 1931, and grew up on her father’s Jagger Lane chicken farm in Westhampton, and later in Northport and East Northport.

She and her husband moved back to Westhampton in 1990. She was a graduate of Northport High School (Class of 1949), and Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School.

After her marriage in 1950, she spent most of her days raising her three children, Edward “Skip” Batcheller of Westhampton, Gordon “Butch” Batcheller of Petersburgh; and Helen Suzanne “Suzy” Batcheller of Mount Vision.

Ms. Batcheller was a multi-talented woman: a master cook, knitter, and seamstress. She practiced the art of crewel embroidery, oil painting and collage, made folk art, was an avid reader and history buff, and had an extensive knowledge of family genealogy.

Everyone that met her was immediately taken by her poise, kindness, warmth, and smile, her family recalled. She was filled with love and devotion, and shunned conflict. Everyone was welcome in the Batcheller household, they said.

Ms. Batcheller is survived by her husband, Edward J. Batcheller; her sister, Jean Plitt; her sons, Gordon (Mary), Edward (Abigail), Suzy Tuohy (Edward); her grandchildren, Archer (Kimberly), Anna (Chris), Hope, Oliver, Onalee, Edward, William, and Timothy; her great-grandchildren, Lily, Noelle, Clara, Micah, Paul, Gloria, Hudson, Jonathan, and James.

A private service for family and friends will be held at the Jagger Family Cemetery in Westhampton on Wednesday, July 31, at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to East End Hospice.

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