Smithfield, Maine- Donna M. Batey, 51, of Smithfield, Maine, passed away unexpectedly on the morning of February 23, 2012, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, Thayer Campus in Waterville, Maine. She was born in Waterville, Maine on March 25, 1960, the daughter of the late Richard B. Sr., and Alice M. (Genness) Morrell, and biological father, Donald Thibodeau. Over the years, Donna was employed by Poultry Products of Winslow, Maine, New Balance of Norridgewock, Maine, and SCI of Augusta, Maine. She was a loving, devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed gardening, camping on Moosehead Lake, spending time with her beloved grandchildren, feeding and watching the birds, especially Humming Birds. She also enjoyed the companionship of her dogs Sammy and Lucky, and her cat Digger. Donna would spend hours outside during the summer months enjoying her pool and taking great pride in the appearance of her yard and flower gardens, or passing the time sitting outside playing Yahtzee or card games with family or friends. Donna always put the needs of everybody else ahead of her own, and those who knew her would describe her as very outgoing, caring, thoughtful, honest, hardworking, easy to please and ultimately just a great person to be around. Donna will be sadly missed by many who knew and loved her but she will never be forgotten and holds a special place in so many people’s hearts. She was predeceased by two brothers, Richard B. Morrell and Bruce Morrell; brother-in-law Richard Salley; and father and mother-in-law Robert and Beverly Batey. Donna is survived by her loving husband of 27 years, Barry Batey Sr.; her three children Janice Thompson and husband Russell of Benton, Maine, Jennifer Coro and companion Aubrey Danforth of Skowhegan, Maine, and James Batey and Fiancé Felicia Willard of Smithfield, Maine; two stepsons, Barry Jr., and wife Heather of Hermon, Maine, and Michael and wife Jennifer of Vassalboro, Maine; her grandchildren Johnathan, Joel and Joshua Chapman, Kyle and Lindsay Thompson, Kaydria Batey, Atreyu Plourd and Adelia Batey; siblings Nancy Akers and husband David, Judy Howard and husband Gerald, Diane Pooler and husband Raymond, Betty Wing and husband Ernie, Elaine Salley , and Wayne Morrell and wife Brenda; sister-in-law Deborah Pomeroy and husband Charlie, brother-in-law Gary Batey and wife Cindy; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. At Donna’s request, there will be no visitation hours or funeral. A graveside service to be announced in the spring, and will take place at Tozier Cemetery, with Pastor Steve Donahue officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to: Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Road, Waterville, ME 04901; or a charity of your choice.