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Donna Benecke Batlis

COWARD – Donna Jean Benecke Batlis, 65, died Thursday, September 9, 2021, after a brief illness.

Donna was born in Cape May Court House, New Jersey, a daughter of the late Harry and Doris Hagelgans Benecke. One of three children, she is survived by two brothers, Dwayne Benecke and Danny Benecke, both of Old Town, Maine. She is also the widow of Dean Ronald Batlis, who passed away in 2014. Donna was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother.

In addition to her brothers, she is survived by her four children: Deborah Batlis of Waldoborro, Maine; Dean (Rachel) Batlis, Jr., and his children, Dean III, and Lea, all of Washington, Maine; Dee Batlis of Coward, SC; and Denise Batlis and her son, Dominick, both of Florence.

To honor her wishes, the family will hold a private service at a later date.