Laures Simmons

Profile Updated: August 26, 2019
Residing In Kansas City, MO USA
Occupation Customer Service: WW International
Children No children, but have 5 nieces, 8 nephews, 2 great-nieces, and 7 great-nephews. Also have some step-great More…nieces and nephews, but have never met, so don't know how many!
Who are you looking most forward to seeing at the reunion??

Debby Powell, Vicki McCanse Jones, Mary Alice Osenberger Brown, Vicki Hermann Mayea, Sarah Ellen Robinson...many others.

Will miss Betsy Titterington Brecke so much. Will enjoy reminiscing about her with those who knew her well.

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Susan, I just saw that your birthday was just 3 days after mine! HAPPY (late) BIRTHDAY!!! How does it feel to be '70'? I am NOT in shock - I have had 70 years to prepare for it! I hope this finds you healthy and well and enjoying your grandchildren. What a gift they are! All the best to you Susan!

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Mike, Michael, Phyllis, Dean and Christopher.
All three of our sons where in a good friends wedding
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Jun 12, 2019 at 2:22 PM

Linda, thank you so much for posting the info on Coach Kipp. He was a wonderful man and it was good to read about his family life. Thanks!

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Aug 09, 2018 at 3:33 PM

I remember meeting Betsy for the first time in 8th grade at Southwest. She was always one of the most delightful and kind people I have ever met. We went on to UMKC together and also worked at the Girl Scout camp in the Ozarks for two summers together. That second summer she was very ill and had to be hospitalized for some weeks. They found that a valve in her heart had some scar tissue and was harboring bacteria. Thankfully it was then treated with antibiotics and she made a full recovery. I had hoped she would be able to conquer this cancer as quickly. My heart is broken to lose my dear friend, but I am thankful for our friendship all these years.

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Aug 09, 2018 at 3:33 PM

Here is Betsy's extended obituary from her sister Mary Edwards:                                                                        

                                 Elizabeth (Betsy) Ruth Titterington Obituary

 Elizabeth Ruth Titterington was born June 9, 1951 in Kansas City and died after a brief illness with metastatic colon cancer. She is survived by her husband, Reverend Dr. Michael Brecke, stepchildren Anna and Matthew Brecke, four siblings; Dr. Frank W. Titterington III (Barbara), John Ross Titterington (Beth), Mary Frances Titterington Edwards (Doug), Paul Paterson Titterington (Cheryl Dillard), seven nieces and five nephews. She was preceded in death by her twin brother, William, her parents Betty and Frank Titterington, and her sister, Judy Lindsay.

Betsy attended E.F. Swinney and W.C. Bryant grade schools and was a 1969 graduate of Southwest High School in Kansas City. She graduated from the University of Missouri at Kansas City where she was a member of Chi Omega sorority.

After working for the Kansas City Parks Department and then a job in Palo Alto, California, Betsy found her true passion, that of directing races. She was involved with the Kansas City Marathon, Children’s Mercy Run, Plaza Classic, St. Pat’s Run, Trolley Run and Baptist Medical Center Triathlon, just to name a few.

Another passion of Betsy’s was that of cooking. She received a degree at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa, California and co-founded the Culinary Center of Kansas City.

After Betsy’s marriage August 19, 2001, she and Michael moved to Door County, Wisconsin where she taught at the Savory Spoon Cooking School, was a cook at the Clearing Folk School and then became a Cheese Monger.

Upon returning to Kansas City, Betsy joined her sister, Mary and nephew, Paul at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate.

Betsy had an incredible loving spirit that created much joy and gratitude among those fortunate enough to know her.

Her memorial service will be at 10:30 AM on Saturday, August 18 at First Lutheran Church, 6400 State Line Road, Mission Hills, KS 66208.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to First Lutheran Church or a donation to the Titterington memorial fountain at Central United Methodist Church, 5144 Oak Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112.


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Taken in August of '08 for my company's website. Older, but hopefully wiser.