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Betty Ann Williamson

Saturday, March 10, 2007

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Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Ann Williamson, 83 of Spencer, formerly of Storm Lake, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 12, 2007 at Warner Chapel in Everly.

Visitation will begin one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

Interment will take place at Lone Tree Cemetery.

A lunch will be held following the graveside services at the Warner Funeral Home of Everly.

Betty passed away Thursday, March 8, 2007 at Spencer Hospital.

Betty, the daughter of Frank Oscar and Henrietta J. Petersen Rinehart, was born Feb. 4, 1924 in Worthington, Minn. Her childhood years were spent in South Dakota and later Everly, where she received her education, graduating from Everly High School. Following high school, she moved to California and worked as a telephone operator on Catalina Island, Calif.

Betty married Myrl Edwin Williamson on Dec. 8, 1944 in San Francisco, Calif. Following their marriage, they lived in California for a few years before moving back to Everly, where she worked at the telephone office. She later moved to Storm Lake, Georgia, and Florida. While in Florida, she continued her education while in her 60's. She moved back to Iowa late in her life, where she continued to live at the time of her death. She was a member of the Hope Lutheran Church in Everly. Betty also enjoyed her membership in the Red Hat Society and the Spencer Senior Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Johnny; and a sister, Norma.

Betty is survived by two daughters: Joan Fraser and husband, Doug of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Faye Deitering and husband, Gary Deitering of Schaller; one son, George Williamson and his wife, Chris of Elberfield, Ind.; four sisters: Marjorie Daniels of Georgetown, Texas, Lois Noethe of Lytton, Edith Williams of Sioux City, and Mary Calvert of Hot Springs, Ark.; three brothers: Harold and Lowell Rinehart -- of Highmore, S.D., and Robert Rinehart of Minnesota; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Warner Funeral Home of Everly is in charge of arrangements.