LaVeta L. (Nickles) Batcheller, 89, of Des Moines, formerly of Webster City, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2011 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. at the Foster Chapel, with Rev. Patrick Wiedemeier officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the Foster Funeral and Cremation Center.