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In Remembrance Of

Elmo Batman

Elmo Eugene Batman, 79, of Kansas City, MO passed away June 24, 2023.

He was born on February 27, 1944, to Ralph Ermin and Martha Frances (Brown) Batman in Great Bend, KS where he grew up and attended school. Elmo served a short stent with the National Guard. 

He played music his entire life from the age of 13. In 1969, Elmo moved to Kansas City, MO and continued his music career in the area playing with several different groups. Elmo also played with several different county music stars including Freddie Fender, Grandpa Jones, and String Bean. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Ralph and Martha Batman; his sisters LaWanda Mae Farrell and Frieda Ilene Orr and brother Ralph Eldon Batman.

Elmo is survived by his brother Charles Lynn Batman; close friend Glenda “the Farmer” and childhood and life long best friend whom he played music with his entire life, Fred Juergensen; nieces, nephews, and many other friends. 

Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 7th from 12:00-6:00 p.m. at the Smithville American Legion with live music and lots of celebration. Smithville American Legion, 2607 Rt 92 Hwy, Smithville, MO 64089.

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  • James Moore

    I have treasured his friendship, enjoyed his music, and will temporarily miss his presence. I’m sincerely grateful for having him in my life, and since he was a follower of Jesus when his earthly life ended, I am comforted in knowing I will one day see him again. What a reunion that will be…Jesus, Elmo and me!

  • Mr.and Mrs. Dennis Morrison.

    My Dear old music Buddy we shared some great times together playing music. We all worked together to form a group called the Ravens back in the good old days. Love those days great memories. Rip brother. May God bless you.

  • John Fry

    Batman was very kind and considerate to me. I enjoyed playing music with him at Dukie’s barn in Bates City and Mike Mellor’s in Oak Grove.

  • Cheryl Thompson

    A Dear friend from school ,who’ll live in my Heart Forever !

  • Linda Coin Robertson

    Rest In peace my friend you be missed

  • Linda Bagwell

    A wonderful music man got his wings. Fly high and play beautiful tunes for Jesus.

  • Ron Schoonover

    I had the pleasure of listening to Batman on a nightly basis when he played with Guy at my club Ron’s Chouteau Inn in Kansas City.Mo

  • John Williams

    Sorry to hear this news. I played some with Elmo in the early 80s. He was a jam-up guy. My condolences.

  • Patty Blesse

    I will never forget Batman. Him and Fred played in Cow Town Rangers and Tuna Boat Band with my incredible husband, John Blesse. Good memories. We had good talks. There was such a strong bond. My heart is aching for Batman’s family and his best friend Fred.

  • Edna Coyle

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers sent for Elmo’s family and friends.

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