Elizabeth Laura (Betty) Dermond
Elizabeth Laura (Betty) Dermond, 78, of Lee’s Summit, passed away Feb. 25, 2014 at home, after a long battle with Alzheimers. A private memorial service will be held.
Betty was born on Nov. 7, 1935 in New Jersey. She was married to the love of her life, Donald Dermond in Aug. of 1955. Betty then became an active stay-at-home mom and member of the Mahwah Women’s Club in New Jersey. Following a move to Missouri, Betty became involved with the Yacht Club at Lake Winnebago. Betty worked as an office manager for the Missouri Attorney General’s office in Kansas City, Mo. In 1978, Betty returned to school earning a degree in English from UMKC in 1981. Blessed with children and grandchildren, Betty retired and moved to Lee’s Summit, where she became involved with the Gamber Center.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, and her parents, Alec and Elizabeth Kerr.
She is survived by her four children, Diana Schmidt and her husband, James Schmidt of Raytown, Nels Dermond and his wife Michelle Dermond of Lake Lotawana, Per Dermond and his wife Meribeth Dermond, and Marion Key and her husband Dan Key, seven grandchildren, Karl Schmidt, David Schmidt, Samantha Dermond, Laura Key, Brandon Key, Ryan Key, and Nathan Dermond, and one great grandchild, Mila Schmidt. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 123 W. Kansas Ave., Independence, MO 64050 or the Gamber Center, 425 Independence Ave, Lee’s Summit, MO 64034 in Betty Dermond’s name.
(Arrangements: Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd St. Lee’s Summit, MO 64063, 816-524-3700)