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Elizabeth H. “Beth” Woolcott

Elizabeth H. “Beth” Woolcott, 93, of Leawood, Kansas, passed away June 21, 2022. She was born August 11, 1928 in Kansas City, Missouri. Preceding her in death were her husband John E. “Ed” Woolcott, Jr. and daughter Lindsey Woolcott. She is survived by her daughter Andrea Woolcott, Prairie Village Kansas, her son John Woolcott (Lisa) Lenexa, Kansas, granddaughter Courtney Patterson (Mitch) Prairie Village, Kansas, and grandsons Connor Woolcott Lenexa, Kansas and John Giampaoli, Austin, Texas. She leaves behind many loving and caring nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and dear friends.


Mother received her nursing degree from St Luke's School of Nursing in 1948. She enjoyed playing bridge, mahjong, taking cruises, international travel, reading and spending quality time with her family and friends. A member of numerous clubs and organizations (some for over 40 years); along with her volunteer work kept her young, vibrant, engaged and active. Mother cared for and shared with others her courage, grace, strength, and wisdom. Our family would like to thank and are grateful for to the staff, aides, nurses, and residents of the Resort of Leawood and Kansas City Hospice for all of their support, friendship, thoughtfulness, and kindness shown toward mother. Mother would want for each of us to celebrate her life and not to focus or dwell on her death. After a loss, sadness and grief are true and real emotions and we are taking comfort knowing mother is finally at peace and her journey led her to the House of the Lord.


In lieu flowers, the family welcomes more contributions to the charity of your choice. A celebration of life gathering will be held at a later date


Kent & Tammy Smith Jun 22 ,2022

Friend ,Marble Falls ,Texas

I was fortunate to meet Ed & Beth while attending college with John. They were both very gracious in welcoming us young, starving students in their home and always made us feel like family. Over the years since, I’ve felt sincerely lucky to have had the opportunity to know Beth and, on occasion, benefit from her wisdom and kindness. We will miss Beth but, we will take solace in knowing that Beth & Ed are joyously reunited in Heaven. Our deepest sympathies to John & Lisa as well as the entire Woolcott family.

Eddie J Lancaster Jun 22 ,2022

Buddy ,Tulsa ,Oklahoma

Thoughts and prayers with you and your family. Remember the good times.

Craig & Lori Worman Jun 22 ,2022

John’s Brother-Inlaw ,Blue Springs ,Missouri

I first met Beth and Ed while John and I attended KU, then when Johnny married my sister Lisa I had the good fortune to spend time with Beth at many family gatherings. She always had kind words and show a genuine interest in what was going on in your life or about family members. I will miss sitting down and talking to her, but as Kent so eloquently put it, I know Johnny and Lisa and the entire Woolcott clan can take comfort she is truly home with Ed and Lindsay. She will be watching over them until the day they will be united again in God’s Kingdom. My love and prayers to Johnny and Lisa and their family.

Tim Strickland Jun 22 ,2022

Friend of family ,Leawood ,Kansas

John I’m glad I got a chance to meet your mom it was a true pleasure. I know it’s tuff on your family because I know how much your mother enjoyed the grandkids and rest of the family too. To have a mother to reach that age is a true blessing as I mentioned to you earlier hold on to the great memories; you have done a great deed as a son taking care of your mom and your father would be proud of you. I’m here for you when you feel like talking.

Connie Kei Jun 23 ,2022

Friend ,Castle Rock ,Colorado

I got to know Beth through her daughter, A.J. I was fortunate to visit Beth many times over the past 25 years. She was a lovely, kind woman. She always took an interest in me and my family. She was a busy woman, always playing bridge, visiting with family and friends, or being a docent at the KC art museum. I am glad she is no longer in pain. I send my condolences to A.J. and family. I know they will feel an emptiness for some time, but will share laughter and love in all the time they shared with her.

Mike Robinson Jun 23 ,2022

Friend ,Granbury ,Texas

Prayers for the entire Woolcott family during the celebration of Beth’s wonderful life.

Andrea Munger Jun 25 ,2022

Friend ,Kennewick ,Washington

I had the pleasure of living across the hall from Beth and Andrea for 7 years at Kenilworth. Couldn’t have asked for nicer neighbors. Beth was a sweet and kind lady. I have many good memories of time spent with her. My condolences to the family in the loss of this wonderful lady.

Joan Brown Jun 27 ,2022

Friend ,Prairie Village ,Kansas

Beth wAs my next door neighbor for 20 plus years. Many hours were spent on her deck debriefing life. She was a wonderful listener and frequently dropped little bits of Wisdom. She was one of the most caring gracious people ever. She dearly loved her family and I know will be missed by them and all her friends. Hugs to all! .