Lois Geisking-Batts



Lois Elaine (Kolb) Geisking-Batts, age 78, of Greenfield, passed away Monday, November 30, 2021 at Springhurst Health Campus. She was born in Rush County on February 8, 1943 to Raymond Robert Kolb and Agnes Emma (Green) Kolb. She graduated from Franklin Central High School in 1961.

She worked at Hancock Regional Hospital as a Physical Therapy technician for many years. Prior to working at the hospital, she worked at Kmart in Greenfield from 1975 until 1995. She was a member at Shiloh Christian Church. Lois enjoyed playing euchre and bingo and doing puzzles. She loved going out to dinner and attending shows with live music.

Lois is survived by her children, Barbara Smith of Greenfield, John (Beth) Geisking of Spencer, and Donald (Beth) Geisking of Greenfield; grandchildren, Chris, Michael, Amanda, Mara and Makayla; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband, Arthur Melville Batts; parents, Raymond and Agnes Kolb; brother, Wayne Kolb; son-in-law, Earl Smith; and granddaughter, Naomi Smith.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 5, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary &Crematory, 1484 W. US Hwy. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140. A funeral service will be held at the mortuary on Monday, December 6, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Asbury Cemetery in Morristown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the “Naomi Ann Smith, Teaching with Love Scholarship” fund, 312 E. Main St., Greenfield, IN 46140 through the Hancock County Community Foundation or envelopes will be available at the mortuary. Friends may share a memory or condolence at www.erleweinmortuary.com.


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