|Birth: ||May 25, 1912|
|Death: ||Jul. 15, 2008|
Mary Ellen Babcock, 96, of Parsons, called "Bitty Grandma" by her family, died at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2008, at her home.
She was born May 25, 1912, at Ava, Mo., to William and Clercy (Bookout) Mackie. During her life she had lived at John Mills, Mo., Drumright, Okla., and Sherman City before moving to Parsons in 1951.
She had been employed at the Fred Ronald Co. and the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Parsons and she enjoyed crossword puzzles, crocheting, watching baseball games and especially being with her grandchildren and their families.
Her husband, Ernest R. Babcock, preceded her in death on Jan. 24, 1995.
Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Regina Edson and her husband, Larry, of Parsons; grandchildren, Don Babcock and his wife, Judy, Cathy Swearengin and her husband, Roger, and Ernest Babcock, all of Parsons; 11 great-grandchildren, Brian Swearengin and his wife, Leszli, Leigh Harvey and her husband, Ben, Darren Babcock, Julie Babcock, Levi Bailey, Lynn Bailey, Lance Bailey, Michael Babcock, Melissa Babcock, Christopher Babcock and John Babcock; three great-great-grandchildren, Arren and Racie Babcock and Jena Babcock; and a sister, Pearl Dodds of El Dorado Springs, Mo.
She also was preceded in death by a son, Donald L. Babcock; a sister, Floy Buzzard; four half brothers; and a half sister.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Hyde officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Parsons.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church. These may be left at or sent to the funeral home at P.O. Box 942, Parsons, 67357.
Ernest R Babcock (1916 - 1995)*
Mount Olivet Roman Catholic Cemetery
Created by: Betty
Record added: Jul 17, 2008
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