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Betty Jane Holden Admussen
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Birth: Aug. 10, 1926
Ottawa County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Nov. 22, 2006
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA

August 10, 1926 - November 22, 2006

By the United Methodist News Service and the Kansas City Star.

Betty Jane Admussen, of Kansas City, Missouri a member of the United Methodist Commission on Religion and Race and an active part of Native American Ministries in the church, died November 22, 2006 after a long illness. She was 80 year old.

A member of the Eastern Shawnee tribe, she was chairperson of the commission's Native American Concerns Work Group and served on the Finance and Annual Conference work groups (committees).

Known to many as "Miss Betty", she was an active, lifelong member of the United Methodist Woman and treasurer of the National United Methodist Native American Center. She also served on the board of the denomination's Native American Comprehensive Plan and was active in the World Council of Churches.

"She was a dedicated, enthusiastic, tenacious servant of God and of her church for over 50 years," said Suanne Ware-Diaz, the commission's staff executive for the Native American constiuency. "she especially had a deep concern for young adults and was very supportive of Native
Americans interested in the ordained ministry.

Admussen, a member of Platte Woods United Methodist Church in Kansas City, Missouri was a cancer survivor who "fought for her life and was a lady of grace and beauty and strength," Ware-Diaz said.

Last year, the Eastern Shawnee Indian Tribe named its museum in Seneca, Oklahoma "the Betty Jane Holden Admussen Museum", in her honor.

Admussen was born in Quapaw, Oklahoma. She is survived by her husband Jim; a daughter and son-in-law Linda and Kevin Hendrix; and her grandchildren, Samantha and Drew.

Funeral services were held November 25, at Platt Woods United Methodist Church in the Heartland District.
Family links: 
  Edgar Lee Holden (1885 - 1961)
  Ida May Bluejacket Holden (1883 - 1959)
  James W Admussen (1930 - 2008)
  Betty Jane Holden Admussen (1926 - 2006)
  Joseph R. Holden (1929 - 2000)*
*Calculated relationship
Terrace Park Cemetery
Kansas City
Clay County
Missouri, USA
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Record added: Dec 22, 2006
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December 2, 2006,I didn't know Betty well, but whenever I was in her midst, my heart sang. What a sweet and faithful witness to the love of Christ, compassion and hospitality. Betty will be missed.
- Linda Bales (Alexandria, VA)
 Added: Dec. 22, 2006
December 7, 2007I too miss Betty very much. When I first started working for the Board, she was very helpful to me. She shared with me the people I should become familiar with and gave me the history of the Church that has enabled me to do my work. In ...(Read more)
- Cynthia Keat (Bellville, NJ)
 Added: Dec. 22, 2006
December 22, 2006,Jim, Linda and Family,My wife Darlene and I are saddened by hearing of the death of our friend Betty. She and we traveled a few years ago out to California to attend a meeting if the National United Methodist Native American Center Annu...(Read more)
- Rev. Ray and Darlene Johnson, (Breckenridge, MO)
 Added: Dec. 22, 2006
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