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 Betty Burley

Betty Burley

Birth
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, USA
Death 15 Mar 2012 (aged 92)
Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, USA
Burial Tama, Tama County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 86869381 · View Source
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Betty was born January 4, 1920, in Iowa City, IA, the daughter of Herbert L. and
Ellinore (Dunstan) Burley. She graduated from Tama High School in 1937, and
continued her education at Iowa State Teachers College (now UNI) – graduating in
1941. Betty received her M.A. degree from Colorado State Teachers College,
Greeley, CO (now University of Northern Colorado) in 1952. Over the years, she
taught at Mt. Auburn High School (Home Economics), LaPorte City High School
(Typing & Bookkeeping), and from 1944 – 1985, Monroe Junior High School in Mason
City (7th Grade English). Betty loved kids – teaching was her life.

Betty was a very active life-long member of the Methodist Church. She was a
long-term member of the Iowa State Education Association, and the National
Education Association. Throughout her life, she served on several boards and was
a member of many organizations, including the Board of North Central District of
ISEA, Mason City Board of Adjustment and Review, North Iowa Band Festival
Committee, Community Concert Board, Cerro Gordo Executive Club Board, , O.K.
House Board, Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Delta Kappa, Chapter DZ of P.E.O., Mason City
Area Retired School Personnel Board, Mason City Republican Women’s Board, and
County/State Republican Party Conventions Delegate. She was a recipient of the
UNI Alumni Service Award, the Rotary International Paul Harris Award, and the
Silver Advantage Award & Silver Distinction Award for Excellence in Education.

Betty enjoyed helping others. People were very important to her and she thought
of her friends as family. In Betty’s words, “I had a good life and a rewarding
life - surrounded by many friends.”


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  • Created by: Richard Bohn
  • Added: 16 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 86869381
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Betty Burley (4 Jan 1920–15 Mar 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86869381, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Tama, Tama County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Richard Bohn (contributor 47469266) .