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Bettyann Helen "Betty" Strempke Atwood
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Birth: Feb. 7, 1925
Littleton
Buchanan County
Iowa, USA
Death: Aug. 16, 2008
Marion
Linn County
Iowa, USA

Bettyann Helen "Betty" Atwood, age 83, formerly of Independence, died Aug. 16, 2008, at her home in Marion following a long illness. Betty was born on Feb. 7, 1925, in Littleton, the daughter of Carl and Margaret (Hultz) Strempke. She married John Thomas "Tom" Atwood on May 29, 1946, in Waterloo. They farmed near Independence with Tom's father until 1960 when they moved into town. Betty sold Worldbook Encyclopedias and worked as a clerk at Anthony's Department Store until she became employed by the State of Iowa at the Mental Health Institute in Independence in the business office. She retired from MHI in 1983. Betty was a devoted wife and mother and found her greatest joy in her home and family.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Reiff Funeral Home in Independence (reifffuneralhome.com). Funeral services will begin at 1:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Independence on Thursday, Aug. 21, with a viewing from noon to the start of services. Interment will follow services at Mount Hope Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Melody Atwood; her son and daughter-in-law, John Timothy and Claire Atwood; four grandchildren, Kacey Gallagher, Chad Martinez, Madison Atwood and Morgan Atwood; a great-grandchild, Pele Martinez; five sisters, Elaine Strempke, Jayne White, Irene Kremer, JoAn Ramsey and Ruthe Gentry; three brothers, Clifford Strempke, Clint Strempke and Carl Strempke; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom; her parents, Carl and Margaret Strempke; three brothers, Charles, Clair and Clyde Strempke; and an infant daughter, Kathleen Mary. 
 
Burial:
Mount Hope Cemetery
Independence
Buchanan County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Diane Zabel
Record added: Aug 20, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29194115
Bettyann Helen Betty <i>Strempke</i> Atwood
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Bettyann Helen Betty <i>Strempke</i> Atwood
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Bettyann Helen Betty <i>Strempke</i> Atwood
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- 1cousnjohn
 Added: Apr. 16, 2013
Rest in heavenly peace.
- C A B
 Added: Aug. 24, 2008
May the Lord bless you and keep you.May the Lord's face shine upon you and be gracious unto you.May the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace. Amen!
- Gerhardt Leffler
 Added: Aug. 24, 2008
 
 
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