Obituary of Derry Dee Landrus
Derry Dee Landrus, age 89, of Linn Creek, Missouri, passed away Sunday, June 6, 2021 at her home in Linn Creek, Missouri.
Derry was born July 17, 1931 in St. Joseph, Missouri. She was the daughter of Louis and Zula (Koon) Boyer.
On July 14, 1949, she was united in marriage to Ronald R. Landrus. Ronnie passed away January 21, 2021. Together, they shared over 71 years as husband and wife at the time of his death.
Derry was a member of the First Congregation Church of St. Joseph, Missouri and baptized May 4, 1947. After retiring as manager at JC Penney and FMC Cedar Rapids, Iowa, she and Ronnie relocated to Lake of the Ozarks and purchased Linn Creek Campground in 1983. Derry loved meeting and talking to people from all across the country who stayed at the campground. She was active in community service, including organizing and serving as the first President of the Lake Ozark Campground Owners (LOCO), Kids’ Harbor, Inc., and received several awards from the American Cancer Society for her involvement with the organization including donating the campground services for Relay for Life. Ronnie and Derry also hosted the Vietnam Veterans Traveling Memorial, The Moving Wall in 2001, allowing closure for Veterans and their Families and educating the younger generation that “Freedom is Not Free”.
Derry is survived by her loving children, Diane Hofmeister and husband, Mike, of St. Joseph, Missouri, Nancy Scott and family friend Leo Pennington of Linn Creek, Missouri, son-in-law Flynn Chambers of Rolla, Missouri, Dennis Landrus and wife, Diane, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Dannie Landrus and wife, Lou, of Linn Creek, Missouri and Annette Landrus Small of Linn Creek, Missouri. She is also survived by fourteen grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren and her sister-in-law Jannett Wattenbarger of St. Joseph, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ronnie Landrus; her parents; four brothers; three sisters; her daughter Cathy Leane Landrus-Chambers; her son-in-law Britt Small; her grandson Joshua I. Landrus; and her great-great granddaughter Elana Rose Silko.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 - 6:30 pm, Friday, June 11, 2021 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.
Graveside Service and Interment will be 1:00 pm, Monday, June 14, 2021 at Linnwood Cemetery in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Memorial donations are suggested to Kids’ Harbor Inc., 5717 Chapel Drive, Osage Beach, MO 65065 and American Cancer Society.
Graveside Service and Interment
1270 South Business Highway 5
Camdenton, Missouri 65020
14384 West Business Highway 54
Macks Creek, Missouri 65786
514 Highway 42
Osage Beach, Missouri 65065