Ethel Kramme Lambert

Monday, February 8, 2016

Ethel Kramme Lambert, of Cassville, 89, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2016, at her home in Cassville surrounded by her children and family.

She was born Dec. 19, 1926, in Dittmer, Mo., daughter of the late Arthur and Amanda (Weber) Kramme. Ethel was united in marriage on Sept. 9, 1949, in Dittmer to Donald Eugene Lambert of Springfield, who preceded her in death on Aug. 1, 1985.

Survivors include: two daughters: Shari Lynette and her husband Lloyd Eugene Dilbeck of Cassville; Kathi Suzanne Lambert and husband Richard Ummel of Black Hawk, Colo.; and son Gary and wife Susan Lambert of Purdy.

Additional survivors include: her brother, Vernon and wife Della Kramme, Arnold, Mo.; sister, Evelyn Blumenstock, Springfield, Mo.; six grandchildren; and 14 nieces and nephews.

Ethel grew up in Dittmer, graduated from high school in St. Clair, Mo., and received a Bachelor's degree from Southwest Missouri State in Springfield. Her first and proudest focus was as a mother and homemaker, but Ethel was also a middle school English and Science teacher, a real estate broker and active in Presbyterian churches where she lived in Houston, Texas, and Denver, Colo. She moved to Cassville in 2008 to live with her daughter and son-in-law, and her son and his wife soon followed to live close to Ethel and her family.

Funeral services will be held Thurs., Feb. 11, at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Visitation is at 1:00 p.m., followed by a service at 2:00 p.m. Ed Williamson of Houston, Mo., will be presiding. Internment will take place at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Butterfield, Mo., at a future date.

Contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 3250 S National Ave, Springfield, MO 65807 or at

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