Betty A. Estes

Funeral services for Betty A. Estes, 67, Lawrence will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. She died Monday, March 31, 2014 at her home.

Betty was born November 28, 1946 in Lawrence, KS the daughter of Otis M. and Faye Irene (Kehr) Blevins.

She was a graduate of Lawrence High School.

She was a homemaker and a family business owner of a home building company.

She married Paul D. Estes on August 28, 1964 in Lawrence. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include one son, Jeff Estes, Baldwin City, KS; three daughters, Lori Mills, Baldwin City, Tracey Mayer, Louisville, KY, Amy Estes, Tonganoxie; sister, Sandra, Linda; brothers, Michael, Daniel, David; ten grandchildren, Aaron, Dustin, Hope, Justin, Kylee, Paul Jordan, Denton, Jerrett, Nathan, and Sylas; and one great grandson, Jaxton. She was preceded in death by daughter, Jacqueline “Jacquie” Dawn Fender on September 3, 2013; brother, Monty Bruce; and sister, Sheila.

The family will greet friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, April 4th at the mortuary in Lawrence.

The family suggests memorials in her name to Lawrence Children’s Choir and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

11 Condolences

  1. Jama Howard-Carter on April 1, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    I am again heartbroken. Betty was like another mother to me. I want you to know I love you all and I will miss your mom dearly. I know she is in heaven right now and that brings me some comfort. I’ll pray for you during this time of grief. My heart-felt sympathies. Love to you all.

  2. Julie Lowrance on April 2, 2014 at 8:12 am

    To Lori and Family-I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I am thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Love and prayers to you all.

  3. Pam Moon Wiggins on April 2, 2014 at 9:55 am

    I am so sorry to hear about Betty passing. She was such a wonderful person. I remember her fondly growing up with Jacquie. My prayers go out to your entire family.

  4. The Williams Family on April 2, 2014 at 11:33 am

    I would like to offer my deepest sympathies to you. I know the pain of a broken heart. Our Heavenly Father feels our pain. Psalms 34:18 assures us that He is near to those broken at heart. He does, however, hold out a promise that in the very near future He will wipe out all tears of sorrow and pain from our eyes and death will be no more. (Revelation 21:3-5) He also promises to remember all those in the memorial tombs (graves) and restore them to life. (John 5:28,29) Until those words are fulfilled, may you find much peace and comfort in God and in His promises found in the Holy Scriptures.

  5. Brad and Sheryl Stafford on April 2, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    There are not words to express what Betty meant to me or how much I will miss her. She has been a huge part of my life most of my life.
    I am so sorry that I can’t be there with all of you.
    We will see you on the other side Betty. BFF
    Brad and Sheryl

  6. Kendra Jones on April 2, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    So very sorry for your loss of Betty. She was an amazing person. I loved hearing her stories and laughing with her. I will miss her very much and will keep all of you in my prayers. My Deepest Sympathy to you all. Your family is very strong and will prevail. Kendra Jones

  7. Stan McMechan on April 2, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Paul, so, so sorry for the lost of your wife. My prayers are with you and your family. I have talked with others who remember you from Mackey School days and they send their condolences also. God bless you and yours. stan

  8. Debbie Higgins Campbell on April 2, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    ”When the time comes for you to die, you need not be afraid, because death cannot separate you from God’s love.” ~ Charles H. Spurgeon

    My deepest sympathy to all of you. I cannot imagine the pain you must be feeling in losing such a wonderful mother, wife and grandmother. My heart hurts, knowing the grief you must be suffering. I will hold each of you in my prayers. I hope you find comfort in knowing that God’s Love is enduring.

    “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
    Romans 8:38-39

  9. Lois Pachella on April 4, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Sorry to hear of your great loss. Sending prayers for HIS peace, comfort, love and strength to the entire Estes Family during this difficult time.

  10. Maelyne Rider Schultz on April 4, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Only recently did Betty & I re-connect on FB. I was unaware that she had been ill. We attended church together as teenagers and also graduated together at Lawrence High.
    Please accept my condolences and know that God has called her home. She has won the battle.

  11. Debra Shirar on April 5, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Such a great woman, such a great loss. The expression we are never given more than we can handle sometimes seems more than we can handle. Not many would be able to handle with poise,dignity and strength the hand that God has dealt your family.
    You all will take her strength and continue to make her proud. Paul you have great kids and they will continue to be your support. I am so honored I got to talk with her one more time. God bless. love, Miss Shirar

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