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Lois Edwyna (Albertson) KammeyerSeptember 28, 1924 ~ April 25, 2017 (age 92)
Lois Edwyna (Albertson) Kammeyer
Lois Edwyna (Albertson) Kammeyer, born September 28, 1924 in Sullivan County, Missouri died April 25, 2017. She was the fourth of five children born to Edward V. and Cora (Page) Albertson. Born and raised on the family farm she graduated from Green City High School in 1942 at the age of 17. She was Salutatorian of her graduating class. She taught one year in a rural one-room schoolhouse after which she moved to Omaha, NE. She worked for Mutual of Omaha and then the Union Pacific Railroad during WWII. After the war she accepted a summer position at the Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, CO. In the fall of 1946 she enrolled at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ majoring in marketing and advertising. She graduated with honors in 1949 and spent that summer working at the Grand Canyon Resort. She returned to the Midwest in 1950 moving to Kansas City, MO. She worked as the personnel director for Kline’s Department Store where she was responsible for training the sales staff.
She was united in marriage to Curtis E. Kammeyer on October 14, 1951. She had three children and dedicated many years to raising her children while moving with her husband to Tulsa, OK, Wichita, KS, and in 1967 back to the Kansas City area. Once her children were older, she returned to work for The Jones Store until she retired. In retirement she enjoyed traveling across the country as well as time spent at Lake of the Ozarks and a winter home in Mesa, AZ.
She has one surviving sister Marvel Ruth (Albertson) Welch, sister-in-law Roseva (Eitel) Albertson and three surviving children: A daughter Kathy L. Riegel of Lenexa, KS; a daughter Janet L. Dehnert and her husband Lon T. Dehnert of Lawrence, KS; and a son Gary C. Kammeyer and his wife Cheri R. (Barnhart ) Kammeyer of Cross Roads, TX. Also surviving are beloved eight grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and many nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother T. Jay Albertson and his wife Lou J. Albertson, her sister Helen Albertson, and her brother H. Hubert Albertson.
The family suggest contributions to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.
Lois was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Overland Park, KS.
A celebration of Lois’ life will be held as a visitation service from 1:00 to 2:30 PM, Friday, April 28, 2017 at Ruschmeier Funeral Homes L.L.C. in Green City, MO. A graveside service will follow immediately at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, east of Green City.