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Betty Ruth Lammlein was born March 20,1934 and went home to be with her Lord January 8, 2022. She was born to Elmer and Lillie Gann in Keltner, MO. She attended Mound Grade School and graduated from Ava High School.
Betty lived in Springfield, Missouri with first husband Julius Milholland. They had three children, Steven, Lonnie and Denise.
In the early 1960's she was an Avon Lady, worked for Lilly Tulip, and also for Royal Typewriter. She worked for the French's mustard plant when it opened until she retired in 1997.
Betty then married Charles "Chuck" Lammlein. They resided in Lake Of The Ozarks. They would spend winters in Winter Haven, FL.
Chuck owned Coachlite Lanes in Rolla, Missouri. He and Betty would spend much of their time there, bowling in leagues and spending time with their friends at the lanes.
After Chucks passing in 2015, Betty moved to Ozark, MO. She attended many Branson music shows with her sister Pauline Coffer and husband Earl and also brother Bob Gann and his wife Winnie.
She also enjoyed watching son-in-law Berry play country or bluegrass music at several of his band's performances. She even opened up her house for his band practices. She would, of course, have refreshments for everyone. Her best friend since grade school, Marie Schuenemann, would often join her for the personal concerts!
Her son Lonnie and his wife Yvette's barbeque dinners were always her favorite!!
Yvette's wonderful dishes with Lonnie's famous barbeque were some of the family's best times!
Betty loved gardening. Vegetables in the back yard and flowers everywhere else. Her yard was a spectacular sight to see!!
But the one thing "Namma" was best known for was her knitted house shoes!! She made them all year long for Christmas gifts. Even as the family grew she kept up! We always looked forward to getting our house shoes! They were a hot commodity. (If you had an extra pair you kept them hidden--blood is NOT thicker than Namma's house shoes!) Her granddaughter Kelsey will gladly carry on the house shoe tradition. Although Namma tried to teach all of the family, Kelsey was the only one to be successful. And by now, we're pretty sure Jesus has a pair too....next to his sandals!
Betty attended Ozark First Baptist Church, along with her sister, Pauline.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband Charles "Chuck" Lammlein, her son Steven Milholland, daughter-in-law Elena Milholland; her step son Steven Lammlein, brother Dean Gann and wife Linda, sister Ruby Shortt and husband Herman, and sister Norma Martin.
She is survived by son Lonnie Milholland and wife Yvette of Springfield; daughter Denise Wynn and husband Berry of Ozark; sister Pauline Coffer and husband Earl of Ozark;
brother Bob Gann and wife Winnie of Ava; grandchildren Nicholas Jones (Ozark), Ashton Hartweg and husband Austin (Springfield), Kelsey Milholland (Clever), Hunter Milholland (Springfield), Colton Milholland (Harrisonville), Brannon Milholland (Ozark), Amanda Marlow and husband Zach (Nixa), Paige Smith and husband Michael (Ozark); great grandchildren Emma Powell, Arlie Sullivan, River and Lyrick and Oaklee Marlow, Journee and Hudson Smith, Jace and Ryder and Charles and Aiden Hartweg.
Betty is also survived by Chuck's family, Marcy Lammlein, Marjorie and Loris "Lee" Piepho. Tracy and Carrie Piepho, Skylar and Peyton. Jason and Heather Piepho, Grace and Gabrielle. Sara Piepho and Tedric.
She will be sorely missed but we will see her soon!
Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Friday, January 14, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Dr. Phillip Burden officiating. Burial will follow in Hall Cemetery at Mound in Douglas County.
Visitation will be from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Thursday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.
The richest heritage a person leaves behind are the children who follow in her footsteps. Though we weren't personally well acquainted with Betty, we are her daughter Denise's pastors. During the last days of Betty's life here on earth we were in constant contact with Denise, praying for her and for Betty and trying to help in whatever way we could. It was a privilege to pray with Betty literally minutes before she moved home to be with Jesus. She was ready for that final move! Because she knew Jesus and knew where she was going it was a precious time to spend with her, even if by phone. Our love and prayers go out for Denise and all the family Betty left here to carry on her legacy.
Pastors Denver and Carol Callahan Jan 13 2022 5:06 PM
Betty was a wonderful sweet and friendly neighbor. She transformed the exterior of her home with her beautiful flowers, garden and new little trees. I would see her out watering her garden and flowers early in summer mornings. She loved making Kombucha tea and helped me start making it. I will miss seeing her when I look out my windows. She was such a dear lady and perfect neighbor. She was a hard work, now rest in the arms of Jesus, dear friend.
Vicky Mitchell Jan 12 2022 10:12 PM
Betty was my best friend, I meant her in winter Haven fl. She was the best friend anyone could have, I'll truly miss her, she is in a better place now with my Jesus
Janet Leonard Jan 12 2022 8:57 AM