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Betty Irene Schaffer

December 20, 1929 September 30, 2019
Betty Irene Schaffer
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Obituary – Betty Irene Schaffer

Betty Irene Schaffer, age 89, of Osceola, Iowa, the daughter of William Price and Mabel Irene (Hamilton) Akes, was born December 20, 1929, in Decatur County, Iowa. She died at Westview Acres in Leon, Iowa on Monday, September 30, 2019.

Betty grew up living with her grandmother, Mae Hamilton, in Decatur County around Davis City, Iowa. She graduated from Lamoni High School in 1948. She began working as a seamstress at Snowden’s in Osceola and later worked at O’Bryan Brothers in Leon, Iowa. She met and married Keith Merlin Schaffer while working in Osceola. They start their married life living in South Dakota. They were blessed with one daughter, Anita. The family moved often due to Keith’s work, but in 1969, they settled in Osceola when he got a postal job.

Betty always enjoyed sewing, doing crafts, and reading.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Keith in 2009; and step-sister, Nelma Strasburg. Survivors include her daughter, Anita Pottorff and husband, Tim, of Weldon, Iowa; granddaughter, Laura Murrow and husband, David, of Weldon, Iowa; three great granddaughters, Alexis Jensen and Jesse, Katheena Stephenson and Kevin, all of Osceola, and Mariah Stephenson of Weldon; great, great granddaughter, Natalynn; step-granddaughter, Charrissa Lewis and Bobby and their children, Skyler, Bobby Ray, Wyatt, Audrey, and Alyx, all of Osceola; half-brothers, Gary Akes and Merlene of Runnells, Iowa and Donald Akes of Des Moines, Iowa; and other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at the Slade – O’Donnell Funeral Home in Leon, Iowa at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 8, 2019, with Joe Havard officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Osceola, Iowa at a later date.

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10:30 AM 10/8/2019 10:30:00 AM
Slade - O'Donnell Funeral Home

103 NE Mill Street
Leon, IA 50144

Memorial Service

Slade - O'Donnell Funeral Home
103 NE Mill Street Leon 50144 IA
United States

Cemetery Details


Maple Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

1122 S. Ridge Road
Osceola, IA 50213

1122 S. Ridge Road Osceola 50213 IA
United States

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