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Maxine Bretrell Bettis Cosgrove
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Birth: Feb. 8, 1918
Monroe County
Iowa, USA
Death: May 13, 2002
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA

Maxine Bretrell Bettis was born on 08 Feb 1918 in Hiteman, Monroe County, Iowa as the second child of Floyd Anderson Bettis and Edna Mae Stewart. She had three siblings. She died on 13 May 2002 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa at the Mercy Medical Center. When she was 19, she married Thomas Michael Francis Cosgrove, son of Thomas Francis Cosgrove and Helen Cecelia Crowley, on 31 Dec 1937 in Lovilia, Monroe County, Iowa at the St. Peter's Catholic Church.

She lived in Troy Township, Monroe County, Iowa between 08 Feb 1918–1937. She was educated at Albia High School between 1931–1935 and graduated in 1935 She was baptized on 21 Apr 1935 in Albia, at the First Methodist Epsicopal Church.

Maxine moved with Tom to Rock Island, Illinois. She lived in East Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois between Jan 1938–Jun 1945. She was counted in the census on 01 Apr 1940 in East Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois. After Tom left for the Army, Maxine moved with her children, back to her home town to be near family.

She lived in Albia, Monroe County, Iowa between Aug 1957–May 2002 (840 Hwy 5 North).Maxine worked at various jobs in and around Albia; she was employed by Blue Bird Cafe, by Ver'Baere Photo Studio, by the Veterns Administration Hospital in Knoxville. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church.

Her funeral took place on 16 May 2002 in Albia .She was buried on 16 May 2002 in Albia, in the Oakview Cemetery.

Thomas Michael Francis Cosgrove and Maxine Bretrell Bettis had the following children:

Katherine Ardith Cosgrove was born on 25 Jul 1938 in Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois (Moline Public Hospital). She died on 12 Jan 2004 in Albia, Monroe County, Iowa. She married John Leroy Douglas on 30 Sep 1956 in Albia, Monroe County, Iowa (First Methodist Church).

Karyn Louise Cosgrove

Thomas Michael Cosgrove II

Gene Eileen Cosgrove

Craig Randol Cosgrove was born on 06 Oct 1947 in Albia, Monroe County, Iowa (at home). He died on 08 Jun 1991 in Albia, Monroe County, Iowa (at home).

Christopher Francis Cosgrove was born on 19 Aug 1952 in Albia, Monroe County, Iowa. He died on 18 Oct 1978 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.

Debra Marie Cosgrove 
 
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 Parents:
  Floyd A. Bettis (1895 - 1979)
  Edna May Stewart Bettis (1897 - 1973)
 
 Spouse:
  Thomas Francis Cosgrove (1915 - 1984)
 
 Children:
  Kay Ardith Cosgrove Douglas (1938 - 2004)*
  Craig R Cosgrove (1947 - 1991)*
  Christopher Francis Cosgrove (1952 - 1978)*
 
 Siblings:
  Kenneth W. Bettis (1916 - 1997)*
  Maxine Bretrell Bettis Cosgrove (1918 - 2002)
  Herbert Eugene Bettis (1919 - 1995)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakview Cemetery
Albia
Monroe County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Kirk
Record added: Oct 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99672969
Maxine Bretrell <i>Bettis</i> Cosgrove
Added by: Kirk
 
Maxine Bretrell <i>Bettis</i> Cosgrove
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