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Betty Lee (Jellings) Gordon (2011)

CAREY, DECARLO, DAVIS, GORDON, HENRY, HUNT, JELLINGS, OGLESBEE, WESCOTT

Posted By: Shirley Keating (email)
Date: 9/25/2011 at 22:06:10

Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa
September 24, 2011

Betty L. Gordon, Winterset

Betty L. Gordon, 87, died Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at the Kavanaugh House in Des Moines.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Monday, September 26 at Ochiltree Funeral Service & Aftercare in Winterset. A visitation will be held 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, September 25 at the funeral home, with family present to receive friends 4 to 6 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the VFW Auxiliary of Winterset. On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.ochiltree.com .

Betty is survived by her children, Larry Gordon (Mary) of Winterset, Dixie DeCarlo (Michael), and Kathy Hunt (Wayne Oglesbee) of Des Moines; a brother Dean Jellings (Marilyn) of Traer; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
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Winterset Madisonian, Winterset, Iowa

September 28, 2011

BETTY GORDON, Winterset

Betty L. Gordon, 87, of Winterset died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at the Kavanaugh House in Des Moines.

A memorial service was held Monday, Sept. 26, at Ochiltree Funeral Service & Aftercare in Winterset. Memorials may be made to the VFW Auxiliary of Winterset.

Betty Lee Jellings was born Sept. 29, 1923 in Stanley, Iowa; the daughter of Benjamin and Bessie (Davis) Jellings. She graduated from Randalia High School in 1941. While painting airplanes during WWII in California, she met Bill Gordon from Winterset. They were married in 1945 and after the war, moved back to Winterset. Betty worked for many years for the Winterset School Hot Lunch Program. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Winterset, the American Legion, and the VFW Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; a sister, Marge Wescott; a granddaughter, Shawn Gordon; and a son-in-law, Barton Carey.

Betty is survived by her children, Larry Gordon of Winterset, Dixie DeCarlo, and Kathy Hunt of Des Moines; a brother, Dean Jellings of Traer; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and her “third daughter”, Elsie Henry.

Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.ochiltree.com.

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