Betty Dowlene Baumgart

A graveside inurnment service for Betty Dowlene Baumgart, 67, Lawrence, will be 10 am Wed. Aug. 27th at Hardy Oak Cemetery in Jefferson County.

Betty passed away August 24, 2014, at Tonganoxie Nursing Center, after a Short Illness.

She was born November 14, 1946, in Altus, Arkansas the daughter of Dow and Mary Ellen Rickard Williams. She Graduated from Lawrence High School. Betty Worked for Krogers, Mercantile Bank and Checkers.

Betty married Max Baumgart. They later divorced. He survives of Oskaloosa.

Other survivors include two grandsons, Raymond Max Baumgart III, Lecompton and Justin Jay Baumgart Wellman, De Soto; brother David William, Altus, AK; sisters Carolyn Casebier, Oskaloosa, Doris Farrier, Altus, AR; and many nephews, nieces, great nephews, and great nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Doyle Williams, and only son Raymond Max Baumgart Jr.

Memorials may be made to the Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Sent in care of Rumsey-Yost funeral home.

Messages & Condolences

From Y Sims...

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. We are given a promise that some day we will never have to cope with this kind of pain again, “He [God] will actually swallow up death forever, …[And] He will certainly wipe the tears from all faces”…. Isaiah 25:8 For more comforting thoughts and to know why we get sick , or grow old and die please go to

From Wanda (Knapp) Howard...

So sorry to hear about Betty. She is going t be missed. Betty and I were great friends at Central Jr. High and Lawrence High. She was a dear friend and loved life. I spend a lot of time at their home on Locust. St. Carolyn, was not very big, but was fun to be around. My heart goes out to all for you. She will be remembered at our 50th Class reunion this week-end. My Love goes out to you and in my prayers. Wanda ” Class of 64″

From Brenda Climer...

I am saddened by the news of your sister’s passing. Please except my deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this terrible time of sorrow. God bless you all

From Karen Mathis Hobbs...

Carolyn, David and Doris, So sorry to hear of your loss. I always liked Betty…she had such a nice smile. She is now with our moms and dads in Heaven…My sincere sympathy to all of you. (I am Jack and Agnes Mathis’ daughter)
in case the name doesn’t ring a bell.

From Gary Knight...

I was Doyles friend and knew his sisters
Betty was the one I had a special relationship with she is fondly remembered
and will be missed she was a genuinely good
giving person may she rest with the angels

From Robert Proctor (Butch)...

To the family so sorry for your lose. Betty was a very nice person I will always remember her friendly smile.

From Cheryl Culp...

Thanks for the memories – I will always have a smile on my face when I remember all the good times we had. You will be missed greatly – say Hi to Maxi for me. You are loved here on earth and you will be greatly loved in heaven my friend!

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