Mary Ellen (Graber) Bateman
Mary Ellen (Graber) Bateman, 73, of Loogootee, passed away at 9:35 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.
She was born Oct. 22, 1946, in Daviess County, Indiana, to the late Mahlon and Mattie (Yutzy) Graber.
Mary Ellen was a member of the Loogootee United Methodist and attended the Loogootee Christian Church on Sunday evenings. She loved her dog "Bear" and making noodles with her nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Bateman; parents Mahlon and Mattie Graber; brothers Ervin (Betty) Graber, Ezra (Wilma) Graber and Mahlon Graber Jr; stepdaughter Janet (Bill) Combess; and stepdaughter-in-law Wilma Bateman.
Mary Ellen is survived by her siblings, Marvin (Carolyn) Graber of Loogootee, Amanda Davis of Goshen, Delmar (Vera) Graber of Cannelburg, Delilah Fern (Tim) Sult of Loogootee, Magdalena (Kenneth) Stemen of Loogootee, Dorothy (Jim) Gilbert of Loogootee and Joan (Curt) Yoder of New Paris; 27 nieces and nephews; many great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews; stepchildren, James Bateman of Loogootee, Anna Bauer of St. Louis and Mark (Kim) Bateman of Loogootee; 12 stepgrandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at the Loogootee United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Goodwill Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee and Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the church.
Condolences may be made online at
Published on November 19, 2019


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