Betty Lu Ausfahl

March 28, 1925March 18, 2019

Betty Lu Ausfahl, 93, of Fulton, Missouri peacefully passed away on March 18, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Debo Funeral Home in Fulton. Burial will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Fulton. The family will receive guests from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Betty was born on March 28, 1925 in Cuba, Illinois to the late Harry and Katherine Smith. She was married to Leslie Ausfahl for sixty one years until he preceded her in death in 2004. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Fulton and she will be remembered for her excellent quilting and being a fantastic cook. Betty also enjoyed gardening, ceramics, reading western novels and watching western television shows. Along with her husband, Betty worked at Northrup King Seed Company in Fulton for several years and spent many years working on the family farm. Betty is survived by one daughter, Linda (Robert) Schaefer of Fulton; one son, Larry Ausfahl of Fulton; three grandchildren, Rob Schaefer, Robin Schaefer and Clint (Jamie) Ausfahl along with great-granddaughter, Kanada Ausfahl. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Peggy Reeder. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mount Carmel Cemetery Association in care of Debo Funeral Home, 833 Court Street, Fulton, Missouri 65251.

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  • Linda (Robert) Schaefer, Daughter
  • Larry Ausfahl, Son
  • Rob Schaefer, Grandson
  • Robin Schaefer, Granddaughter
  • Clint (Jamie) Ausfahl, Grandson
  • Kanada Ausfahl, Great Granddaughter
  • Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Katherine Smith, her husband, Leslie Ausfahl and one sister, Peggy Reeder.

  • Jeff O'Neal , Pallbearer
  • Jody Crocker, Pallbearer
  • Gary Wetherell, Pallbearer
  • Elvis Gilmore, Pallbearer
  • Rick Berry, Pallbearer
  • Ronnie Craighead, Pallbearer

  • Mt. Carmel Cemetery Association


  • Visitation Thursday, March 21, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 21, 2019

Betty Lu Ausfahl

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Vickie McNeil

March 21, 2019

Prayers for the family. Love all you guys. Nanny was a lovely, classy lady. I loved talking to her and hearing about her quilts. Awesome lady. RIP Nanny.

Cindy Tanner

March 21, 2019

Sending our pray to you all. Big hugs also being sent. She was a wonderful lady and will be very missed.

Sharon and Larry calvo

March 20, 2019

We are sending our prayers to everyone. I know Aunt Betty enjoyed life and the love of her family. Love Sharon and Larry Calvo

Sharon (matteson) Dean

March 20, 2019

Linda and family, so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the memories. Keeping you in my prayers.

Bonnie Schroer

March 20, 2019

I am friends with Mrs. Betty's daughter Linda. Anytime I would see Betty and Linda out somewhere...Betty would always go out of her way to say hello. She would always say "Oh that's right you two girls work together at the Courthouse". I always loved that she called me a 'girl' in my sixties. She was a true lady.... my heart goes out to Linda and the family. May the Lord be with you at the time...Ronnie & Bonnie Schroer