Betty McWilliams

BETTY JEAN McWILLIAMS, age 82, of Modale, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2010, at the Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Betty was born near Missouri Valley on December 17, 1927, to Roy and Bertha (Kirkland) Webber. They moved to Modale when she was 4 yrs. old. Betty graduated second highest in her class when she graduated in 1945 from Modale High School. She married Glen McWilliams on October 5, 1948, in the Missouri Valley Methodist Church. Betty loved farming and taking care of the livestock. She always considered Modale as her hometown. Betty loved her family, music, flowers, friends, birds and ballgames. Survivors include her children: Deanna Houts and husband Richard of Kansas City, Missouri; Peggy Taylor and husband Paul of Council Bluffs, Iowa; Thomas McWilliams and wife Renee of Blair, Nebraska; John McWilliams and wife Jane of LaCrosse, Wisconsin; Steven McWilliams and wife Cathy of Sheldon, Iowa; Maryann Cunningham and husband David of Blue Springs, Missouri; Jeffrey McWilliams of Arlington, Virginia; eleven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; seven step great-grandchildren; brother: Frank Webber and wife Shirley of Denison, Iowa; Harvey Webber and wife Sharon of Missouri Valley, Iowa; sister-in-law: Mary Gay Webber of Sioux City, Iowa; many nieces and nephews. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, husband Glen, brother John Webber and sister Mary Barrett. Visitation with the family will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the Hennessey-Aman Funeral Home in Missouri Valley. Memorials may be directed to the Modale United Methodist Church. In Loving Memory Of BETTY JEAN McWILLIAMS Born December 17, 1927 Missouri Valley, Iowa Entered Into Rest February 23, 2010 Council Bluffs, Iowa Services 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 26, 2010 United Methodist Church, Modale, Iowa Amazing Grace David Cunningham Officiating Pastor Kim Crummer Softly and Tenderly Jamie Taylor Eulogy By Maryann Cunningham and John McWilliams Wind Beneath My Wings Closing Prayer Pastor Kim Crummer How Great Thou Art Congregational Hymn Organist Genelle Riesland Honorary Casket Bearers Norma Hembree Tom Stewart John (Bud) Barrett Alvin Schiltz Jacque Turk Casket Bearers Tom McWilliams Steven McWilliams Larry McWilliams David Webber Daniel Webber Robert Turk Final Resting Place Soldier Valley Cemetery – Pisgah, Iowa


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