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Betty Jane Levsen Remley
1917 – June 26, 2018
Betty Jane Remley died at the Anamosa Care Center on June 26, 2018. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, Anamosa. A private family committal service will be held at another time. Her family will receive friends at Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 13, as well as at the church after the memorial service.
Born to Paul E. Levsen and Sudah (Cohoon) Levsen at Cedar Rapids in 1917. She attended the Wyoming schools and Coe College where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree in 1939. Betty was a member of Delta Delta Delta at Coe.
On July 5, 1941, Betty married Howard Marshall Remley. Three children were born to them: David (Betsy) Remley, Jane (James) Rasley and Nancy (Harry) Remely-Whiteley. She is also survived by seven grandchildren: Leslie (Mike) Wolfe, Tyler (Christie) Remley, Brandon (Liz) Rasley, Stuart (Lisa) Rasley, Kristina (Robert) Carlton, Daniel (Maggie) Whiteley and Adam (Kate) Whiteley; eight great-grandchildren and son-in-law Dr. Harry Whiteley. She was pre-deceased by her parents; her husband; her daughter, Nancy Remley-Whiteley and her sister, Helen Roberts.
Betty taught music at Nora Springs and Elkader and continued her love of music by directing the church choir at the First Congregational Church for sixty years where she was a member. She established a Junior Choir and a Cherub Choir at the church. She also established a Community Choir which is still in existence. In addition, she accompanied high school vocal students.
She was devoted to her family and friends and served as a Cub Scout den mother and Camp Fire leader. She was a member of PEO and was active in many local organizations. She enjoyed golf and bridge and was a Hawkeye fan attending almost all home football games for over fifty years and watching others on TV. In addition, she was a loyal Hawkeye basketball fan, both men and women. She was a Cub fan and could name the starting lineup up to her last days.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Anamosa Journal-Eureka, Anamosa, Iowa, 5 July 2018

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