Cremation of Betty's remains was performed by Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
Betty was born in Schaller, to Zena (an immigrant from Netherlands) and George Quirk on Feb. 10, 1919. She grew up on a farm near Schaller, graduated from Storm Lake High School in 1937, met and married Merrill Cone of Alta on May 23, 1937. After living in Chicago for a short time, the young couple settled on the Garberson farm south of Alta until they purchased the Cone family farm east of Alta. Betty was a dedicated housewife to two farmer husbands
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Merrill Cone; her youngest child, Tom; her parents; and all her siblings.
Betty is survived by her daughter, Linda Brechwald and husband, Dennis of Spencer; her son, Marlin Cone and wife, Linda of Weatherby Lake, Mo.; her daughter-in-law, Susan Cone of Vancouver, Wash.; and her husband, Wayne Wrede, of Brandon, S.D., formerly of Alta, whom she married on Aug. 25, 1990; nine grandsons and spouses; 17 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-granddaughters..
Memorials can be made payable to the American Cancer Society.
Warner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.