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Betty A. Maxwell

Betty Ann Maxwell (75) joined her husband in heaven on February 7, 2022. Her funeral will be at 1 p.m., Friday, February 11 at Merle Hay Funeral Home. Her family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home.


Betty valued her family above all else. She embraced her role as daughter, niece, cousin, sister, wife, aunt, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She maintained connections with her extended family especially her cousins who she loved like sisters, kept memories of those who passed alive, and welcomed new family members with open arms. She loved all her relations unconditionally with her whole heart.


A devoted mother, Betty stayed home with her children until they were old enough to be on their own. She served as a scout den mother when they were young. She celebrated all their achievements and was incredibly proud of the adults they’ve become.


An avid crafter, Betty used her talents to create unique and meaningful works of art to give as gifts to her loved ones in honor of major life events.


In addition to family and crafting, Betty loved her dogs, music, and decorating for Christmas.

She loved to spoil her grandchildren with sweets and the entire family will always remember her pumpkin bars which disappeared way too fast at holiday get togethers.


On April 17, 2021, Betty celebrated 50 years of marriage to her husband, Bill. Through all the ups and downs of life, they never stopped loving each other. When she lost him on January 29, 2022, she told friends God had made him just for her.


She is survived by her children Jim (Deb) and Angie; her grandchildren Shayla (Tyler), Haeley (London), Ben, Aiyana, Cody, Corinne, and Carly; her great-grandchildren Reese, Gabby, and Thomas; and many cherished members of her extended family. She was preceeded in death by her husband, Bill; her parents, James and Pearl; her sister, Doris; and treasured members of her extended family.


Betty will be laid to rest beside her husband and near her parents and sister in Tracy, Iowa near her childhood home in Hamilton. She will be dearly missed.