Betty Jean de Koning

December 30, 1942April 25, 2021

Betty Jean de Koning 78, went to be with our Lord and Savior on April 25, 2021, with family by her side in Crawfordville, Florida.

She was born on December 30,1942 to Joseph and Jane Lamer.

She married “The Love of her Life” Arend (Ato) de Koning and had two children Kevin and Christine de Koning.

She was a graduate of the Reformed Bible Institute and a devoted member of the Cornerstone United Reformed Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Henry Lamer. Betty is survived by her husband, Ato and children Kevin de Koning (Dana Caswell), Christine de Koning (Narin Ket), brothers Jim (Dory) Lamer, Ken (Jean) Lamer, sister-in-law (Bonnie Lamer), sisters, Ruth (Jerry) Groenhof, Lois (Jerry) Knoester, granddaughters Amy Millers and Silviana Fassett, great granddaughter, Kaliyah Eggles and many nieces and nephews.

Betty was also Mom to many International students that she loved dearly, she was especially comforted by Jae Won Park with his soothing words in her time of need.

The Service is at Tallahassee National Cemetery, Tallahassee Florida at 2:00 P.M. on April 29, 2021


  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, April 29, 2021



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Kevin Dekoning

May 4, 2021

Oh mom, I miss you so much. I still have a hard time with the loss I feel. You were my rock. You were the guidance in my life when things were messed up. I know for dad, I must persevere and make sure he is okay. The loss of you is hard enough, but the pain I see on dad makes it much harder. I will pray he finds comfort. I miss you so much.
All my love Kevin

Christine de Koning

May 1, 2021

My mom what can I say you were the best always their for me when I had tough times and the good times I miss you so much I wanted to pick up the phone and call you today to tell you something and then it hit me that i can not. I will always remember your smile the first time you saw Amy the joy you had being her Oma. I miss and love you mom.

Nancy Hanley

April 28, 2021

Dear Ato, Kevin, and Christine
Soo sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. I know she’ll be sorely missed. knowing she is in the Lords house shall bring you comfort and peace.
My fondest memory is the neighborly friendship we all shared here in South Plainfield, the children , the afternoon lunches you always had, Betty always always outside planting , tulips 🌷, soya grass plugs, which have now spread alll over, your fig tree, and all her little businesses she would have. Especially remember the Wilton cake decorating. I especially admired her faith, n Christian spirit!
Sadly I remember you all packed up leaving us, but how Happy she was to be returning back to Michigan!
Our sincere condolences.
Nancy and Bill

Tony Lee

April 28, 2021

I stayed in Mrs. De Koning's family for about 6months, when I was young. And this memory still makes me smile and fell into reminiscence whenever I say “when I was young”, Mr. and Mrs. De Koning smile and telling me that you are still young. I think it already has been 8 years since I left Michigan, but what I can tell is, still, all the memories with your family make me smile. And sincerely I wanted to go back one day and meet your family. Few days ago when I saw the post by Christine, I prayed in English, hoped if you can hear my message from heaven, because I wanted to say a lot of messages but worried you won’t understand if I speak in Korean. During that period, I felt your warm hearted loves. That raised me, still kept me in the right track. I will sincerely miss you. What I can do is to pray for the family. I appreciate your love and miss it. Appreciate you encouraging me, always giving compliments, see good side of me even though I was very immature. Hope you stay well in there... - Tony

Dana Caswell

April 28, 2021

She was so happy to see her sister and family.