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Betty Jane (Grabau) Westrum (1924-2011)


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/21/2011 at 22:55:17

Betty Jane Westrum, age 86, of 240 Nature Road, Boone, died January 13, 2011, at the Boone County Hospital.

Funeral services will be held Monday, January 17, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church of Boone. The Rev. Lindsay Watkins will officiate. Burial will be at Mineral Ridge Cemetery, north of Boone.

Mrs. Westrum was born August 20, 1924, to Theodore and Grace (Meyer) Grabau in Boone.

She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boone.

She attended grade school at Trinity Lutheran School and was a graduate of Boone High School in 1942.

On September 1, 1946, Betty married Gayle Westrum from Stratford.

They farmed in the Boone area all of their lives.

Betty dearly loved her family and friends.

Everyone will remember her for her beautiful style of clothing and hair, her hospitality, and her love for cooking.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Gayle.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Barb Westrum of Boone; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bryon and Eileen Westrum and Kevin and Marilyn Westrum, both of Boone; five grandchildren, Dawn Westrum and husband Rob of Yorkshire, England, Mike Westrum of Des Moines, Neil Westrum and wife Shannon of Joice, Iowa, Adam Westrum and wife Emma of Boone, and Jeff Westrum and wife Jaimie of Boone; one brother, Ted Grabau and wife Marietta of Boone; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall on Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m. where the family will be present to greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

Visitation continues Monday at the Church from 9:30 a.m. to service time.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family to establish a memorial fund at a later date.

Source: Schroeder Memorial Chapel, Inc.


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