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Original enrollee Lorennie Bateman, 101, of Urbana passed away October 30, 2005, at Meadowbrook Health Services, Urbana. She was born July 30, 1904, in Wayne, Oklahoma, a daughter of H.H. and Rebecca Buckholts Berry.
She married H. Paul Bateman on June 8, 1968, in Champaign. He passed away August 2, 1997.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.
Mrs. Bateman graduated from Oklahoma University High School, Norman, in 1923. She earned a bachelor’s degree in home economics in 1927 from the University of Oklahoma. She earned a master’s degree in home economics from Columbia University in New York in 1930. She taught at the Junior Agriculture College in Warner, Oklahoma, for two years and at Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, for nine years. She also worked with Cooperative Extension Service, Monticello, for 26 years.
She was a member of American Home Economics, Illinois Home Economics, Omicron Nu, Carle Auxiliary Association, First United Methodist Church in Champaign, Gamma Sigma Delta and the FF Chapter of the PEO Sisterhood. She also volunteered at Clark Lindsey Village.
She and her husband established scholarships for students at the University of Illinois and at Oklahoma Baptist University.