Betty Lou Warren
6.25.1943 to 11.10.2023
Heaven has gained a beautiful Angel! Betty Lou Warren (nee Bartlett) of Lake St Louis, MO died on Friday, November 10th, 2023, at the age of 80. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, David C Warren. Betty was the beloved daughter of the late Mariette Avery (nee Schmidt). Betty was a devoted mother to three children, Vicki (Scott) Rogers, Dana (Concettina) Warren, and Valerie (Eric) Baker, cherished grandmother of Kyle Rogers, Drew (Jordan) Rogers, Jenna, Derek & Katy Baker and her Great grandson, Warren Rogers, and many special sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends that she called family.
Betty was born on June 25th, 1943, and grew up in southern New Hampshire with her mother, Aunt Margaret, and cousins. She graduated from Wilton High School in 1961. In October of 1961, she wed David, and they had three children, Vicki, Dana, and Valerie. They moved to Missouri in 1970 for David’s temporary assignment with his employer but fell in love with the Midwest and never returned to the Northeast.
Betty led a God-centered life and was a faithful member of Grace United Church of Christ of O’Fallon for over 40 years. Betty worked in the library at St Mary’s College and St. Charles County Community College for many years prior to retirement. She and David were active members of the Lake Forest Country Club where they enjoyed golf and after David’s death, she continued to meet with her lady friends to play Mahjong. Betty was very active with her Bunko group, Christian Women’s luncheons, and volunteered with the Women’s Auxiliary at the Progress West Hospital.
Camping was a favorite pastime for Betty & David when the children were young – pitching their tents all over Missouri. They took many float trips on the Ozark Rivers. Nearer to retirement, they enjoyed traveling further from home and took many trips to Vegas and Mexico – in addition to travelling home to New Hampshire. Betty was also blessed to have a special trip with each one of her children. She visited Aruba with Dana & Tina, Alaska with Valerie & Eric, London, Scottland and Ireland with Vicki, Scott, and their sons. Since David’s passing, she made many road trips with her friend Johnna.
Being a grandmother was one of the most precious things to Betty. She loved her grandkids fiercely and even became a social media grandma to keep in touch with them on SnapChat and TikTok. Her grandkids shared her freely with their friends, who also loved her. And she made the best spaghetti and meatballs.
To know Betty was to love her and to be loved by her. She was a woman of grace and poise, and she shared her love freely. We are all better because of knowing her and the void she has left is immeasurable.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials can be made to Grace United Church of Christ of O’Fallon or FestAbility (a non-profit organization that celebrates and empowers individuals with Disabilities that her granddaughter, Jenna, co-founded) in care of Baue Funeral Homes, 3950 W Clay, St Charles, MO 63301.
Betty’s passing was sudden. She drove herself to church on Sunday, November 5th and after several days of being unresponsive, she went to the loving arms of the Lord. Choose joy and hug those you love!
Celebration of Life at Grace United Church of Christ of O’Fallon on Saturday, December 9
8326 Mexico Road, St. Peters, MO 63376
Visitation from 10am to 12pm with Service to follow.