Betsy LaVonne Alewel

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Betsy LaVonne (Krause) Alewel, 80, of Kansas City died March 2, 2010, at St. Joseph Hospital at Kansas City. Funeral services were held Friday at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church at Kansas City with the Rev. Brad Zerkel officiating. Burial was in Mt. Washington Cemetery at Independence.

Mrs. Alewel was born on Jan. 6, 1930, at Warrensburg. She was the daughter of Willa Steiner. She married Stanley H. Alewel on June 18, 1949.

Mrs. Alewel is survived by four sons, Steven Alewel, Scott Alewel and James Alewel of Kansas City, and Phillip Alewel of Eldon; two daughters, Mrs. Rex (Debra) Chancellor and Mrs. Floyd (Sherril) Barnes of Kansas City; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband on Dec. 1, 2009; a brother, Leslie Krause; a sister, Helen Kumler; and one grandson.

Mrs. Alewel was a sister-in-law to Elton Alewel and Hubert Alewel of Concordia.