Archive for Wednesday, September 8, 2004

Obituary: Doris J. Bateson


September 8, 2004

Funeral services for Doris J. Bateson, 63, Tonganoxie, will be at 1:30 pm. Friday, Sept. 10, 2004, at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary Chapel in Eudora. Burial will be in the Eudora Cemetery.

Mrs. Bateson died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004, at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.

She was born April 18, 1941, in Eudora, the daughter of Ellsworth and Doris G. Landon Rice.

Mrs. Bateson was a bookkeeper for the Lesh, Bradley, Barrand, CPA firm and later worked as a bookkeeper for several area companies including Weaver's, Cutler Repaving, Kansas Color Press and Cloud Heating. Most recently, Mrs. Bateson worked at the Orthopedic Casting Labs in Eudora.

She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary, La La Lassies Red Hat Society and First Christian Church, Lawrence. She was an avid Beanie Baby collector.

Mrs. Bateson married Bob Harper in 1956. They later divorced. She married John B. Bateson, Nov. 21, 1971 in Tonganoxie. He survives of the home.

Other survivors are a daughter, Michele Holland, Kansas City, Kan.; a son, Gary Harper, Kansas City, Kan.; two brothers, William E. Rice, Broken Arrow, Okla., and Robert A. Rice, Eudora; one sister, Mary Lou Quinlan, Tonganoxie; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. One granddaughter preceded her in death.

The family will greet friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary Chapel.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice of Leavenworth County or to the University of Kansas Medical Center Oncology Center and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

Online condolences may be sent to with the subject: Bateson.

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