Obituaries

Bethel Irene Lammert

November 20, 1933 - November 20, 2018

Service Date: November 26, 2018

Funeral Home Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs

  • Visitation will be held from 4-5pm on Monday, November 26, 2018 at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs
  • Memorial Service will be held at 5pm on Monday, November 26, 2018 at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs

Bethel Irene Lammert, 85, of Excelsior Springs, passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2018, in Excelsior Springs, MO.

Visitation will be Monday, November 26, 2018, from 4:00 – 5:00 pm at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs. A memorial service will be held at 5:00 pm on Monday, November 26, 2018, at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs, 5951 MO-10, Excelsior Springs, MO.

Bethel was born November 20, 1933, in Hertel, WI. She is the daughter of the late Stanley and the late Elma Villa (Munch) Grunnes. At an early age, she worked on the family farm with her brothers and sisters. She had a natural passion for music. She could play the accordion by ear and played the french horn in her high school band. She was an active member of 4H and had a love for dancing to old time Nashville country music. She is known for being an avid reader of romance novels, the Bible and newspapers could be found nearby.

A favorite family story is told of how, in her senior year, she was in the running for school valedictorian. Due to her nature, and not wanting to draw attention to herself, she chose to slack off in her studies just enough so she would not have to give a speech for graduation.

Words such as vibrant, outgoing, spunky, and observer of life are words used to describe her personality. She was known to ride the family horse bareback and would take no guff from her siblings.

Bethel married Melvin Lammert on January 3rd 1952. Shortly after their marriage, Bethel spent several years following her husband from duty station to duty station while he served in the U.S. Army. In these years, she discovered the beauty of one of her favorite places, The Garden of the Gods. She lived in Colorado and California before settling in Kansas City, Missouri to live her life as a wife and homemaker.

She is survived by two daughters: Suszanne McDonald-Scott and Donna (Erik) Mason, and eight sons: Barry (Sheila) Lammert, Doug Lammert, Jeff (Shelly) Lammert, Brian (Angela) Lammert, Rick (Alice) Lammert, Joe (Sheri) Lammert, James (Melissa) Tennison and Randy Lammert, and one sister: Anna Mae (Phil) Gerber.

Bethel was preceded in death by her husband: Melvin Lammert, son: Larry Lammert, grandchild: Shari Lammert, brother: Don Grunnes, and sister: Ellen Bohn.

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