Betty Pritchett Zern
May 16, 1940 - August 18, 2014
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 disease 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) Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com.
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, Lennox, and lastly assisted in the training of CNAs 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.
September 11, 1939 - August 12, 2014
Gordon LeRoy Weatherly, 74, of Marshalltown, passed away on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 18, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Marshalltown. Visitation will be on Sunday, August 17, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown. Memorials may be directed to the family. For condolences, please visit www.mitchellfh.com. The Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Gordon and his family. Ph. 641-844-1234.
Gordon was born on September 11, 1939, in Iowa City, Iowa to LeRoy and Vivian McIntyre Weatherly. Gordon graduated from Marshalltown High School with the class of 1958. On October 15, 1970, Gordon was united in marriage to Jackie Savage in Omaha, Nebraska. Gordon retired from Union Pacific Railroad in 2001. He had been a member of the Moose Lodge as well as the Black Powder Gun Club. Gordon was a “story teller”— you never knew what story he would have to say when you talked with him. He also liked to fish and hunt. Gordon was an avid sports fan and especially an Iowa Hawkeye fan and he loved to watch old western movies. Above everything else, Gordon loved spending time with his family and enjoyed their weekly card games.
Left to cherish Gordon’s memory is his wife of 43 years, Jackie. Children: Tamara Weese of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin; Brenda (Ryan) Jensen of Leighton, Iowa, and his children from a previous marriage: Mike Weatherly of Albion, Penny Duer of Marshalltown, Pam Klinefelter of Marshalltown and Kip (Tara) Weatherly of Albion. Grandchildren: Ashley (Bryan) Barr, Elizabeth Weese, Derick (Summer) Jensen, Nathaniel Weese, Jilissa Weatherly, Nicholas Weatherly, Angela Dunbar, Amihia Weatherly, Azuriah Varnum and Emma Weatherly. Great grandchildren: Alexander Barr, Emily Barr and Layton Schueman and his sister, Jeanie (John) Schroyer. Also to left to cherish Gordon’s memory are his in laws, Helene McDermott, Dick and Kacie Savage, Jim and Vilene Savage, and Mark and Veronica Savage; his best friend, Bill Bachman; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Gordon was preceded in death by his parents, LeRoy and Vivian; brother, Bob Weatherly; grandson, Zachary Weese; and sister-in-law, Lana Weatherly.
The 1957 MHS graduating class is celebrating its 57th year this September!
Class members are welcoming friends from all classes to join them for this memorable occasion. Locations for the 2-day event are the American Legion Lounge on Friday, 19 September, and Elmwood Country Club on Saturday, 20 September, with remittance of $10 and $30 respectfully, 5 to 10 pm.
The RSVP invitation will be mailed to our classmates and friends on 30 July 2014.
Those wanting an invitation to join us for dinner can send me your mailing address otherwise just stop by Friday evening and visit with your friends.
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