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Mary Elizabeth “Maribeth” Kammert, 63, of Independence, Missouri, passed away on January 18th, 2023, at Saint Luke’s Hospice House, from metastatic breast cancer.
Services for Mary will be held Thursday February 16, 2023, at Woods Chapel United Methodist Church, 4725 NE Lakewood Way Lees Summit, MO 64064. Visitation will be from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Her Memorial service will follow at 10:30 AM.
Maribeth was born on October 28, 1959, to Robert William “Bill” Cofer and Mary Carolyn (Crabb) Cofer at the Independence Sanitarium in Independence, Missouri. After Maribeth graduated from Truman High School in 1978, she went on to receive a B.S. in Education from SMSU in 1982 and a M.A. in Curriculum from UMKC in 1989.
After graduating with a degree in Education, she started her first job with the Independence School District as an Elementary School Teacher, kickstarting a 25-year career in Elementary Education.
In 1993, Maribeth married Jack Brian Kammert, Jr. at Christ United Methodist Church in Independence, Missouri. Maribeth and Jack went on to have two children, Ashley Marie Kammert and Scott Brian Kammert.
In 2008, Maribeth retired and spent her time raising her two wonderful children. She loved spending time with her friends in PEO Chapter IK and having fun with friends and family.
Maribeth was predeceased by her father, Robert William “Bill” Cofer and her mother, Mary Carolyn (Crabb) Cofer. She is survived by her loving husband, Jack; children, Ashley Marie Kammert and Scott Brian Kammert of Independence, Missouri; sisters, Carolyn (Brent) Kahler of Blue Springs, MO and Marcia Cofer of Independence, MO; brother, Robert “Bob” (Connie) Cofer of Independence, MO as well as beloved cousins, nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with a Celebration of Life service starting at 10:30 a.m., February 16th, 2023, at Woods Chapel United Methodist Church, 4725 NE Lakewood Way, Lee’s Summit, MO 64064.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts to Saint Luke’s Foundation, 901 E. 104th Street, Kansas City, MO 64131 — Koontz Center Retreat Fund. Online memorial gifts: Donate Here (Saint Luke’s Foundation) (include Maribeth Kammert under tribute).