Mary Ellen (Bailey) Bateman, 66, of Kibler, died Tuesday, January 17, 2012 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was retired from Southwestern Bell, and a member of the Amity Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mary Ellen Bailey, and her brothers, Paul, Billy Gene, Bobby, and Clayton Bailey.
She is survived by one daughter, Michelle Lovell of Kibler; one son, Michael Bateman and wife, Lisa of Kibler; one sister-in law, Bernie Bailey of Jenny Lind; ten grandchildren, Khris King, Nicole, Morgan, Zack, Kelly, Hannah, Edward, and Alexis Bateman, and Joseph and William Lovell, and one great-grandchild, Payson Herrera.
Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 20 at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood, with burial at Old Union Cemetery in Hackett. Viewing will be 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where the family will visit with friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Pallbearers will be John Bailey, James Bailey, Daron Baukman, Larry Collins, Robert Meeks, and Chris Meeks.