Marylou Bath

Marylou Bath
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Marylouise “Marylou” Bath, nee Hoff, 75, of Belleville, IL, born February 11, 1940, in Belleville, IL, died Sunday, April 12, 2015, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Mrs. Bath was the owner and operator of Ideal Office Supply Co., Inc., Belleville, IL.  She was an active member of the National Retriever Club and also of the River King Retriever Club (RKRC).  Marylou was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph H. and Odelia L., nee Bossler, Hoff.

Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Dennis R. Bath, whom she married on September 9, 1957 in Corinth, MS;
one son, David A. (Connie) Bath of Belleville, IL;
one granddaughter, Katherine L. Bath of Manhattan, NY;
one brother, Raymond J. Hoff of Belleville, IL;
and one sister, Rose Ann (Andy) Gatlin of Toronto, Canada;
and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.  Condolences may be expressed online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 16, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 17, 2015, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 17, 2015, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. David Darin officiating. Burial will follow at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

Condolences Left For Marylou Bath

A favorite of all retriever field trial aficionados. Great fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. What a gal. We we miss you MaryLou. Rest in peace.

Francis Keenan, Brockport, New York, 14420

My deepest sympathey to the entire Bath family. Mary Lou was such a lovely lady. May your many happy memories of Mary Lou sustain you in your grief.

, belleville, IL, 6220

ALWAYS a gracious lady. RIP

Gwen Jones, Hernando, Ms, 38642

My deepest sympathy to the entire Bath family. Mary Lou was such a lovely lady. May your many happy memories of Mary Lou sustain you in your grief.
, belleville, IL, 6220

Janet Rosenstengel, Belleville , IL, 6222o

A smart, witty, and genuinely nice woman who will be missed by many. She always had a story to tell and I was always willing to listen. May you go forth and be in peace, sweet lady.

Nikki Crowell, Belleville, IL, 62220

It is with deep sorrow that we write this. Dennis & MaryLou treated us with a kind friendship for thirty some years. MaryLou always treated us with a genuine fondness that began with a smile. We were blessed to be able to call her our friend. Thank you MaryLou.
Respectfully Wayne & Terri

Wayne & Terri Curtis, Mondovi, Wisconsin , 53755

Mary Lou will always have a special place in our hearts and memories. Many fond memories of our times in Alabama, warm hospitality at the cabin and many years of friendship. We will miss you dear friend.

Dick and Mary Dallesasse, Mayville, Wisconsin, 53050

Very sorry for your loss.

Minnesota Iron Range Retriever Club, Virginia, MN, 55792

To a wonderful friend who will not be forgotten remembering all the fun times at trials and Steamboat. Thank you Mary Lou

Rest in peace

Jon and Donna Mazzuckelli, Hanna City , Il, 61536

There was always a smile on Mary Lou’s face when she greeted you. A wonderful hostess and a kind soul. She will be missed

Ted Shih, Golden, Colorado, 80401

Dear Dennis, David, Connie and Katie
We are so sad to read about your loss of Mary Lou. She was a very special lady and we will always remember her voice, laugh and that beautiful smile. We are still in Florida and will be unable to be there in Belleville with you, but we will be there with you in spirit.

With love and prayers,
Maureen and PJ

maureen and PJ Wagner, Belleville, Illinois, 62223

My deepest sympathy to Dennis and Marylou’s family and friends. My your happy memories carry you through your grief.

Jeannie Greenlee, O’Fallon, MO, 63366

Dennis and family, my sincere condolences to you at the loss of your beloved wife and mother. May your memories live on forever.

Bill Davis, Clarksville, TN, 37043

To our family Mary Lou will forever be our wonderful lovable Auntie Lou, the sister who lent me clothes to wear on dates, the aunt who let her nieces dip their fingers in the frosting on the cake. The world was a better place when you were here, Mary Lou. We will always miss you: we will always love you. Sugie

Rose Ann Gatlin, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4B 1J1

Our sport-Retriever Field Trials -has lost a very big brick that has helped graciously to support not only ourselves, but Dennis as well.We are all the better for having shared her company. A lady and a friend. With sympathy to the family. Lanse and Jimmy Brown

Lanse Brown, Banks, Alabama, 36005

With deep sympathy for you Dennis..she will be missed our prayers are with you and your family

Earl and Helen Dillow

Earl Dillow, Winthrop Harbor, Illinois, 60096

Dave: My deepest sympathy to you and your family. May your mother rest in peace. Mike Wuest

Mike Wuest, Carlyle, IL, 62231

So sorry for your loss, such a wonderful and gracious lady.

Linda Noga, Bponham, Tx, 75418

Such a fun, witty, gracious, strong, Cardinals loving lady. Mary Lou is the corner stone of a wonderful and giving family. Our hearts and prayers go out to Dennis, David and family.

Mitch and Linda Patterson , Addison, Il, 60101

Auntie Lou was my favorite aunt. I adored her. She was always happy and laughing, I hope I never stop hearing her laugh. She inspired me as a child. When I too became an aunt, I modeled myself after the best aunt in the world. I will never forget our last visit for which I shall be forever grateful she got to see me as a grown woman. I wish she had met my daughter. Gigi would have loved her as much as I do. My love to David and Denny. Cindy.

Cindy Gatlin, Dallas, TX, 75204

Our sympathy and prayers to Dennis and the entire family.

Robby & Beverly Bickley, Keller, Texas, 76248

Our sympathy and prayers to Dennis and the entire family.

Robby & Beverly Bickley, Keller, Texas, 76248

Mary Lou was such a caring, witty, and wonderful woman with an infectious smile that would light up any room. I will miss seeing her at training days and field trials, miss hearing her talk about her beloved St. Louis Cardinals, miss jelly and pickle making days, lunches with her, and will miss her carefree joyous spirit. She was a very special lady. My sincere condolences and sympathies to Denny, David, Connie, Katy and the rest of her family. I feel blessed to have had the chance to get to know her like I did over the last few years. Rest in peace Mary Lou. You will be greatly missed.

Jamee Strange, Ofallon, IL, 62269

Aunt Mary I hope you know how much I have always loved you. From all our trips to FL, and you always asking me if I had nose trouble to sharing clothes during my high school years to always being there for me. I will never forget all the good times we have had. (I will also not forget how much I am going to miss your Easter iced cookies, with jelly beans and green coconut grass). You will live on in my heart,, and when you see Dad, hug him tightly for me.

Uncle Denny, David, Connie and Katie – know that I love all of you also and hope to see you all soon!

Love, Terri

Terri Bath, St. Louis, MO, 63146

What sad news. It brought back many years of great memories in the field trial game. Be at peace Mary Lou. Randy and John

John and Randy DEGarmo, Monroe City, MO, 63456

Dennis and David: so sorry to hear othe passing of Mary Lou. She always treated me with respect and fairness. Surely she is in a better place.

Steven, Millstadt, Illinois, 62260

Dennis – we are so very sorry for you and your family’s loss of your beloved Mary Lou, and offer our deepest condolences.

Lydia Fekula and Jeff Schuett, Delafield, WI,

Dennis and entire family, Please accept our sincere sympathy and condolences. We will miss Marylou’s smiling face and kind words under the gunners tent.

Brad and Diane Clow, Casper, WY, 82604

Auntie Lou,

Your love, sense of humour, and warmth will very much be missed.

Lots of love, Cathy Gatlin

Cathy Gatlin, Toronto, Ontario,


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