Mary Lou Warren

A celebration of life for Mary Lou Warren, 70, Lawrence, will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mary Lou died April 1, 2014, at her home in Lawrence. She was born on February 7, 1944 to Glenn and Emma Louise (Shaffer) Booth.

She has been a resident of Lawrence since 1979. She worked as a librarian at KU in government documents for many years. Mary Lou was also a veteran of the Army Reserve and Air Force Reserve.

In her spare time she enjoyed reading books, doing needlework, and spending countless hours working in her yard. She also spent her time volunteering at the library, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and driving cancer patients to their doctor appointments.

Her family was her true passion, especially her grandchildren. She was a very proud and active grandmother. She was their biggest fan and would cheer at their sporting events, attend school functions, enjoyed having them at her house to play games and make their favorite meals. She loved her family and friends with her whole heart & soul and will be greatly missed.

Survivors include: son; Scott Warren, Topeka, daughter; Stacey (Scott) Broers, Ozawkie, sisters; Carol Vandernoot, Tulsa, OK, and Diane Booth, Denver, CO; and two grandchildren; Alex and Conner Broers.

The family suggests memorials to the Lawrence Humane Society which may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

6 Condolences

  1. Dana on April 5, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Stacey and family,sorry for loss you are in my prayers love you

  2. Majoe Fitzpatrick, Hamilton, Scotland on April 6, 2014 at 3:27 am

    So many lovely memories of time spent with Mary Lou when she spent time with us in Scotland. Sincere sympathies to Stacey and Scott.

  3. Jonni Booth on April 7, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Mary Lou will be greatly missed by all of her friends and family. May you find comfort in her memories and strength in each others love. Thinking of you all daily.
    Love, Cousin Jonni

  4. John and Pat Welborn on April 7, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Stacey– Though I didn’t know your Mom, I know what a wonderful person she was by the legacy she left. You look so much like her and you are such a kind, caring and giving person you had a great teacher as you grew up. Please accept our sincere condolences and keep all those beautiful memories upmost in your thoughts. God Bless You All!

  5. Denny Moore on April 25, 2014 at 11:47 am

    So long my friend. You will be missed by all but especially your USAFR brothers and sisters. Denny

  6. Joyce Stewart on September 23, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Mary was a wonderful woman in every way and it was a blessing to know her!! I’m sorry we’re just now finding out this news. I loved serving our Nation with her in the 78th Aerial Port Squadron!!

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