In Memory of

Mary Marlyn (Connelly) Lammers

April 8, 1928 - October 1, 2021


Mary Marlyn (Connelly) Lammers died surround by her family in the home of her son and daughter-in-law in Lee’s Summit. MO on October 1, 2021. Marlyn was born on April 8, 1928 Easter Sunday to Geraldine (Galley) Connelly and David Connelly in Lindsay, NE.

Marlyn grew up in Lindsay, NE, attended University of Nebraska in Lincoln and moved to Omaha, NE. While she lived in Omaha, she worked her way up from teacher to director of an inner-city children’s daycare center. She met her husband, Bernard Lammers, on a blind date in 1959. They were united in marriage on November 26, 1960 and were happily married for 57 years until he passed. They lived in Illinois, Colorado, and Nebraska before settling in Bernard’s hometown of Newton, Iowa to raise their four children. Marlyn loved working with children and helped to raise several other Newton children in her in-home daycare she ran for 12 years. She was also served as leaders for Cub Scouts and Campfire Girls; was a member of Sacred Heart Church; and enjoyed learning about antiques as a member of Questers.

Marlyn is survived by her son, David (Julia) Lammers, daughters, Paula (Tom) Brockmeyer, Julie (Greg) Valenti, Carol (Dave Kolbert) Lammers, grandchildren Rachel (Carlos) Perez, Hannah Lammers, Claire Lammers, Jackson Lammers, Nicholas Valenti, Anna Valenti, Danielle Brockmeyer, and great-grandchildren David and Juliett Perez. Marlyn was proceeded in death by her husband, Bernard, her parents, and her in-laws, Joe and Esther Lammers.

Funeral service will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Newton, IA on Saturday, October 9, at 10:30 am.


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Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your mother. I will keep you and your family in my prayers for His comfort to surround you all with love, care, and peace.

With care,
Donna Blade

Carol, I am thinking of you and holding you close in my heart. We want our parents to be physically here on earth with us as long as we are, even though we know it’s not possible. From what I’ve seen, you and your mom had a very special bond. She’s no doubt looking over you now and her spirit will be with you always.
So sorry,


Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Saturday, October 9, 2021
10:30 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
1115 S 8th Ave E #4967
Newton, IA 50208