May 14, 1928---Nov 17, 2022

Visitation will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday, November 28, 2022 at the Porter Funeral Home, Lenexa, Kansas.  Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Porter Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa, Kansas.

Betty passed away on November 17, 2022. She was born at home in Kansas City Missouri, the daughter of Joseph Leslie and Verta Leslie McDermott. After the early passing of her father, her mother worked very hard as a single parent for Betty and her two sisters during a difficult time in this country’s history.    

Betty would like to acknowledge two other special people that impacted her life. Her paternal Grandmother Rose Pullen. She not only provided financial assistance but also guided the girls with her sage wisdom.

Betty would also like to recognize Paul McDermott her mother’s second husband. He was a loving and caring man that endeared himself to the family with his humor and giving nature.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband Edmund Thomas Walsh. They were married for seventy-one years.

She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Jean Walsh, Son-In-Law, Don Smith, Daughters-In-Law, Susan Walsh, and Robin Walsh and Grandson Josh Walsh.

She is survived by her children Patricia Smith, Edmund T Walsh III, Steven (Amy) Walsh.

Grandchildren, Jacqueline Smith, Jeff Smith (Paula Ryan), Chris (Katherine) Jesmore, Nathan Jesmore, and Zach Walsh.

Great-grandchildren, Amanda Smith, Mason and Ryder Jesmore, Kathleen and Robert Smith.

Betty was grateful to the following people who assisted Ed, enabling her to return home during her final days: Susan Gann, Christie Walsh & Barbara Lykins.

Once again, the compassionate, professional staff of Good Shepherd Hospice-Olathe assisted the Walsh Family in their time of need. In lieu of flowers, we request that you make donations to Good Shepherd Hospice, 1317 Fountain Dr. Olathe, KS. 66061.

Betty’s motto: Family First!

 



Condolences

Jacqueline Smith Nov 24 ,2022

Granddaughter ,DeSoto ,Kansas

I send my condolences to her three children as well as the extended family. She will be missed.

Angie VanHercke Nov 26 ,2022

Friend to Ed ,Lenexa ,Kansas

Ed, I am so sorry about you Mom! I know you have had some very rough years. It seems nothing in life is fair. I know how much you will miss your Mom. Mine has been gone for 21 years and I still miss her. Eventually I hope you feel a since of relief that she is with a big part of her family. You don’t have to worry about her any more. She is free of pain and sorrow! Take care Ed. ❤️🙏 Angie

Angie VanHercke Nov 26 ,2022

Friend to Ed ,Lenexa ,Kansas

Ed, I am so sorry about you Mom! I know you have had some very rough years. It seems nothing in life is fair. I know how much you will miss your Mom. Mine has been gone for 21 years and I still miss her. Eventually I hope you feel a since of relief that she is with a big part of her family. You don’t have to worry about her any more. She is free of pain and sorrow! Take care Ed. ❤️🙏 Angie

Services

Event:
Visitation
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
8535 Monrovia St
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date:
Nov 28 ,2022
Time:
9:30 AM
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Event:
Funeral Service
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
8535 Monrovia St
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date:
Nov 28 ,2022
Time:
10:30 AM
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