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ZERN, Betty 1940-2014


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/8/2015 at 09:18:49

Betty Jean Zern, 74, of Conrad, IA passed away Monday, August 18, 2014, at Oakview Nursing Home, in Conrad under the care of Care Initiatives Hospice. Betty fought a lengthy battle with the decease of Alzheimer’s, and had recently been diagnosed with Kidney cancer. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at the Conrad United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at the Conrad Chapel of the Anderson Funeral Homes. Interment will be at the Conrad cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Care Initiatives Hospice, Alzheimer’s Association, and Art Without Boundaries (art therapy program for Alzheimer’s patients).

Betty was born May 16, 1940 in Swaledale, IA and adopted by Walter and Ada (Edwards) Pritchett as an infant. Betty was united to her birth mother, Irene Stowe of Mason City on June 11, 1966. She graduated from Marshalltown High School in 1958. Betty was united in marriage to Robert Fred Zern March 25, 1961, in Conrad. She earned her R.N. degree in 1979 from Marshalltown School of Nursing. Betty was employed by the Iowa Veterans Home, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Lennex, and lastly assisted in the training of CNA’s at Marshalltown Community College. She was a member of the Conrad United Methodist Church.

Betty will be missed by two sons; Paul Zern, of Conrad, David (Kari) Zern of Morton, IL, a daughter, Deborah (Roy) Sharp of Conrad, six grandchildren; Allison, Robert, and Sara Sharp, Emma, Jack, and Joseph Zern, a half-sister, Carol (John) Luse of Osage, IA, two half-brothers; Willis (Dotty) Stowe of Mrytle Beach, SC, and Kurt (Jan) Stowe of Rockford, IA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, father, Walter, and mothers; Ada and Irene.

The family would like to thank the staff of Grandview Alzheimer's Special Care Center, Oakview Nursing Home, and Care Initiatives Hospice for all their care and support.

--Anderson Funeral Homes (www.andersonfhs.com)


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