M. Coleen Tabbert
Funeral services for M. Coleen Tabbert, Lawrence will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. She passed away after a courageous fight on March 20, 2015 at her home in Lawrence, KS.
She was born in Altus, AR the daughter of Robert Walter and Mildred Pauline (Wood) Estes.
She was a licensed Cosmetologist, homemaker and an avid community volunteer. She was very involved and was on committees and chaired many of them for the North Lawrence Improvement Association. She was an election volunteer and was still involved with the Woodlawn School fundraising. She was a liaison for the KU Big Event Community Outreach. She always enjoyed being outdoors gardening with her flowers. She enjoyed early morning coffee on the porch. She was an amazing listener and had a beautiful smile.
She married Marvin “Barney” Tabbert on March 6, 1978. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include a daughter, Tamara Parris-Marsh husband, Jim of Oskaloosa; her mother, Mildred Morris of Lawrence; two grandchildren, Parris Olivia Marsh and Cooper Frederick Marsh; two brothers, Robert Doss Estes and Paul Denton Estes both of Tonganoxie; three sisters, Joyce Chrisman, Shirley Weeks and Marilou Bond all of Lawrence; and many beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father and a brother.
The family will greet friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at the mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to VNA Hospice and may be sent in care of the mortuary.