Obituary of Laura Ann (Burkhardt) Batch

Laura Batch

Laura Ann (Burkhardt) Batch passed away at home in Ashley Falls, MA on March 13, 2018 after a long, courageous battle with cancer.  Her generous spirit and warm smile will be missed by all who knew her.

She was born July 23, 1951 to the late Bonnie (Huscamp) and Orion Burkhardt Jr of St. Louis, MO.  Laura leaves behind her husband, Gregory Batch; daughter Kari Shoemaker and husband Drew of New Canaan, CT; grandchildren Hayden and Riley Shoemaker; brother Terrance (Burk) Burkhardt and wife Kay Ogren of Anacortes, WA; brother-in-law Gary Batch and wife Linda of Seattle, WA; sister-in-law Geralyn Schoenberg and husband Richard of Defiance, MO; brother-in-law Donald Batch and wife Loraine of High Ridge, MO and several nieces and nephews.  Laura was preceded in death by her parents and brother Peter Jon Burkhardt.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Joseph’s Church in Canaan, CT at 10:30am on March 23, 2018.  A celebration of life will be held in April in Houston, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Laura’s memory to support Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Checks, made payable to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, should be mailed to: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Attn: Emily Carter, 885 Second Ave, 7th Fl., New York, NY 10017. Please indicate on the check that the gift is in memory of Laura Batch.Condolences may be made through

4 Responses to Obituary of Laura Ann (Burkhardt) Batch

  1. Kari and Greg, Drew and children: We loved Laura and we will remember all the good times. But she is now with the Lord and will never hurt again. Our love to all of you.

  2. Dear Greg, Kari and family,
    We will truly miss Laura and will remember all the great times that the four of us had together. We have another Angel up in Heaven watching over us. She was such a dear friend and I was Blessed to have met her and became great friends. God Bless you all and may you find comfort in all the beautiful memories with her. All our love always.
    Jane & Frank Hiza

  3. Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one, Laura. It breaks our hearts when death separates us from the ones we love so much. The Bible reminds us that God sees our pain and sadness and has promised that soon, “death will be no more.”(Revelation 21:4) He will heal our broken hearts by resurrecting our precious loved ones to life again.(Acts 24:15) Until then, I hope the beautiful memories of Laura and these promises from God comfort you in the days to come.

  4. Dear Greg and family,
    Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. A good heart has stopped beating, a good soul ascented to heaven. Remembering her wonderful smile and delicious Christmas cookies, we will miss Laura. May the love of family and the support from friends help you through the journey ahead.

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