Marilou Bateson

Funeral services for Marilou Bateson, 68, Lawrence will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 3, 2018 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. She passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Marilou was born July 27, 1950 in Berrien, Michigan the daughter of Robert Walter and Mildred Pauline (Wood) Estes.

Marilou graduated from Lawrence High, and has lived in the community most of her life, and of course is a huge Jayhawk fan. She worked as a dental assistant for 40 plus years. Whenever she wasn’t working, you could find her on the golf course. Golfing with her family and friends was her favorite past time. She was a member of the Jayhawk Club, and a trustee for Eagles lodge, where she was also a member of the Eagles golf club. She is a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, and a bright light in all of our lives.

She married John Bateson on April 21, 2017 in , Las Vegas, Nevada. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include her son, Jay “Aaron” Wagner, Oskaloosa; two sisters, Joyce Crisman, Shirley Weeks, both of Lawrence; two brothers, Robert D. Estes, Paul Estes, both of Tonganoxie; two grandsons, Blake and Tucker Wagner. She was preceded in death by her sister, Coleen Tabbert and brother, Wayne Estes.

The family will greet friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, August 2, 2018 at the mortuary.

Memorial Contributions may be made in her name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

20 Condolences

  1. Kevin Fahrendorff on July 31, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    RIP my Dearest Friend, Love you soooo much & will miss you a Ton !!! All our Love Deb & Kevin Fahrendorff !!!!!

  2. Kevin Fahrendorff on July 31, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    Love You Miss ML, from Debbie Doo!!! Don’t ever forget your Doot Doots !!!

  3. Iris L Mendell Miller on August 1, 2018 at 8:10 am

    So Sorry to all of Mariou’s Family. Gone way to soon!

  4. Diana &Mike Leming on August 1, 2018 at 9:33 am

    We are sorry to hear the loss of Marilou,gone way to soon! Our thoughts and prayers to the family!

  5. Susan Wiles on August 1, 2018 at 10:44 am

    John so sorry to hear about your loss ! May God grant to comfort & peace during this time if sorrow .
    Terry & Susan Wiles

  6. Delma Hepner on August 1, 2018 at 11:40 am

    So sorry to read this. Loved her, will miss her so much. Went to her Dental office and her happy voice I still hear. So sorry Shirley . My sympathy goes to her family and friends. I have known her and her family for many years

  7. Linda Urish on August 1, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Everytime I think of our girl, all I can think about is FUN! She so LOVED life & everybody she met! RIP, lovely lady.

  8. Ila Russell on August 1, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    Marilou was a very special person. She will be missed. Maybe the next time I go golfing she will give me a hole in one from heaven!

  9. Connie and Brad on August 1, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    Marilou you will be missed so much. This has touched so many lives, Brad and I have been so sad.
    Our thoughts are with John , Aaron , and your “sissies.” and other family members.
    We loved you and will miss you.
    Brad and Connie

  10. James and Michelle on August 1, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    Our hearts are so heavy and sad. Marilou had such genuine love for everyone, especially her family and “sissies”. She has touched many lives and that is a wonderful legacy. Prayers for the whole family. Sincerely with love, Jim and Michelle

  11. Barbara Cheek Reynolds on August 1, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    I havent seen Marilou much in the last few years, just bumped into her here and there. We had a lot of fun together in high school. I’ll always remember her laughter and funny since of humor. She was a wonderful lady. Sending peaceful thoughts to her family. So sorry for your loss.

  12. Clifton Padgett on August 2, 2018 at 6:39 am

    RIP Marilou. Love you Clifton

  13. Rick Reeves on August 2, 2018 at 9:15 am

    My condolences to the family. RIP Marilou.

  14. Doris & LeRoy Bateson on August 2, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Our prayers and thoughts are with John and the family at this very sad time. We have good memories of Marilou spending time with us at Lake Dabinawa several years ago. She will be missed by all those whose lives she touched in a special way.
    May she rest in peace.

  15. Pam McClain on August 2, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    God Bless you Marilou. I have fond memories having overnites when we were friends in grade school and Junior High. You were so much fun. Love to you and your family.

  16. Nancy Brown on August 2, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    We will miss you so much! We had so many great times playing golf with you and John
    Bob and Nancy Brown

  17. The Cole Family on August 4, 2018 at 10:18 am

    We would like to express our deepest sympathy. Please know that the hearts of others are deeply touched by your loss. Take comfort in knowing that our loving heavenly father is near to those with a broken heart, and He will sustain you during this difficult time (Psalm 34:18). You have our sincerest condolences.

  18. Sandra Mance on August 4, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    The Albers and Mance families:
    So very sorry to read of your great loss. I’m sure her spirit is lingering close, as you two shared a life full of love and joy. All our sympathy, hugs and prayers for you at this difficult time.

  19. Gayle Tennyson on August 5, 2018 at 11:28 am

    RIP Marilou, We met in Jr. High School, and always considered you
    a friend. God be with your family and friends in this most difficult time.

  20. Laura Blanchard on August 6, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    Marilou…. We always talked about golfing but never had the opportunity. You were always a sunshine, brightening up peoples day. Enjoy a little golf up in Heaven, you will truly be missed…

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