Betty Lou Viets Smith

Betty Lou Viets Smith of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, received her crown of life on 08/19/2021 at her home.

Betty was born in Cole Camp, Missouri, March 23, 1928, to Otto and Leora Viets. She graduated from Lee’s Summit High School. She married Kenneth Smith in August of 1950.

She was preceded in death by husband Kenneth, her sister, Lena Estes, and brothers Otto Viets Jr., Hillard Viets, Robert Viets, and Earl Viets.

She is survived by son Greg Smith (Sheila), daughter Dana Pamintuan (Roland), son Keith Smith (Camilla), son Ken Smith (Kelly), all of Lee’s Summit, as well as five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Her service of victory will be Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Lee’s Summit. Visitors will be welcomed at 10 a.m. with a service following at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contribution to Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church.


  1. Amy Viets-Cooper on August 22, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    Aunt Betty was always a joy to visit. She made the best ham balls! I am thankful she has been reunited with the entire Viets clan in our Forever Home!

  2. Shannon McNamara on August 23, 2021 at 2:10 pm

    I unfortunately only knew Betty for 2 years before she left for Heaven, but in that short time I felt blessed to have known her. Betty is the grandmother to my wonderful fiancé, Tyler Smith. Without Betty and her children, I wouldn’t have the gift of this extraordinary and fulfilling life I have with Tyler; I’m forever grateful! My condolences to everyone who has experienced the great loss for this wonderful, godly woman.

  3. Mary Winston on August 24, 2021 at 3:49 pm

    My condolences to all. Betty made the best gooseberry pie. I got to have a piece of her pie when Kenneth brought one of her pies to our famous Cousin Lunch.

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