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Bertha Irene "Betty" Darrow Weers
April 13, 1925–August 14, 2011
Betty Weers, age 86, died Sunday evening, August 14, 2011 at St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids following a brief illness.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 Wednesday morning, August 17, 2011 at the Wayne Zion Lutheran Church near Monticello with interment in the Wayne Zion Cemetery. Rev. Ellery Dykeman officiated at the services. Friends called from 4 until 7 Tuesday at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa.
Surviving are two children, Pat Rieken, Monticello, Virgil (Rhonda) Weers, Center Junction; five grandchildren, Mark (Christine) Rieken, Brenda (Chris) Omar, both of Monticello, Tim (Carrie) Weers, Urbandale, Ben (Brenda) Weers, Polk City, Nic (Heather) Weers, Center Junction; fifteen great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Merle Jansen; two sister-in-laws, Doris and Thelma Darrow all of Anamosa. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Alvin, a sister, Loretta Grassfield and five brothers, George, Wilson, Wilbert, Lloyd and Byron Darrow.
Bertha Irene Darrow was born April 13, 1925 in Fairview Township, Jones County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Justus and Rienelt (Harms) Darrow. Betty graduated from the Anamosa Community Schools with the class of 1942. She later worked at the Reliance Shirt Factory in Anamosa. Betty Darrow and Alvin Weers were married on April 17, 1945 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Anamosa. The couple farmed on the Weers family farm near Center Junction. Following Alvin's death in August of 1977, Betty moved to Anamosa in 1979. She worked part-time at the Anamosa Public Library. In 2005 her health caused her to move to the Anamosa Care Center. She was a member of the Wayne Zion Lutheran Church and had belonged to the Paint and Pallet Club in Anamosa.

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Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 19 August 2011

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