Elizabeth Louise Kivett
Elizabeth Louise Kivett
  • January 27, 1934 - July 18, 2017
  • Columbia, Missouri

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Elizabeth “Betty” L. (Whitesides) Kivett, 83, of Columbia, MO, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at The Bluffs, in Columbia, MO.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 23, 2017 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM at Memorial Funeral Home. Memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the funeral home. Inurnment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

She was born on January 27, 1934 in Dalton, MO the daughter of Fritz and Cecilia (Tebbe) Monnig who preceded her in death. She was married in 1953 to Bobby Whitesides in Glasgow, MO who preceded her in death on October 19, 1968. She was then married in 1973 to Robert Kivett in Columbia, MO who preceded her in death in 1992. She retired as a secretary from the State of Missouri and a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Betty will be greatly missed, she never met a stranger and was very loving and caring.

Survivors include three children, Debbie Leach of Columbia, MO, David Whitesides (Charlene) of Columbia, MO and Alan Whitesides (Caron) of Prairieville, LA; one sister, Janette Zieman (Joe); one brother, Tom Monnig (Kathy); eight grandchildren, Beau Leach, Ryan Leach, Rachel Whitesides, Gracen Whitesides, Corey Whitesides, Tara Sztykiel, Travis Whitesides and Megan Sidebottom and six great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Jim Monnig and two sisters, Pat Himmelberg and Joannie Aholt.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 903 Bernadette, Columbia, MO 65203 or Donor’s Choice.