Janet Deere

Obituary of Janet Deere

Janet Deere, age 83, of Lake Ozark, Missouri, passed away Saturday, February 26, 2022 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Janet was born July, 25, 1938 in Barking Essex, England, the daughter of Peter Leonard and Mabel Maria (Sidwick) Young.

She was united in love and marriage of 54 years to Byron Deere on August 10, 1963 in Grays Essex, England.  Janet had a school assignment to meet a friend from a different country.  She continued communicating with her future husband for a few years.  While in the Air Force, he took an assignment in England.  They met in person once he was stationed in England.  Over time love began to blossom between the two of them. They were born a year and a day apart.  She was married in England and came over to the United States to start a new chapter in her life. 

Janet was a member of Lake Ozark Christian Church in Lake Ozark, Missouri. She was a strong believer and God always came first. She loved reading her Bible and Christian books and sharing her faith. Janet’s personality was very social, kind, and humble. She was aways willing to talk and listen to whatever anyone had to say. When people needed a helping hand, no matter the task, Janet was always willing to lend a hand. Janet loved to travel and read about history. Everyone that knew Janet loved her.

Janet was a former Lions member of the Lake Ozark Lions Club.  She also helped out in the past with Lake Ozark Fire Department fundraisers, Brownie and Girls Scout troop activities, Lake of the Ozarks Chamber of Commerce welcoming visitors to the area, and PTA activities connected to the local school.  She would also help knock on doors in the area to make sure people got out to vote.   

She is survived by her daughter Sara Deere of Lake Ozark, Missouri; her twin sister Joyce Myers of Lake Ozark, Missouri; and Jake her beloved grandson dog; in addition to many nephews, nieces, and cousins residing in the United States and abroad.

Janet was preceded in death by her parents Peter and Mabel Young; 3 brothers; and 1 sister. She was also preceded in death by her husband Byron Deere.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Osage Beach, Missouri. 

Interment will be held following the services at Lake Memorial Gardens in Osage Beach, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her honor to Hope House of Miller County in Lake Ozark, Missouri.


Celebration of Life

1:00 pm
Saturday, March 19, 2022
Hedges-Scott Funeral Home
514 Hwy 42
Osage Beach, Missouri, United States


Following services at Lake Memorial Gardens, Osage Beach, Missouri


Hope House of Miller County, PO Box 2381, Lake Ozark, Missouri 65049