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Betty Jean Hayes

June 7, 1922 — February 25, 2013

Betty was born June 7, 1922 near Norwood, Iowa to Warren and Nelle (Howard) Homsher. She attended country school at Puckerbrush. Betty married Ed Hayes on May 3, 1941 in Princeton, Missouri. They were blessed with three children: Linda, Cathy, and Ron. They made their home in the Chariton area and she worked as a nurse's aide at Yocom Hospital and at the Lucas County Health Center. Betty was a great cook and loved having everyone over for Sunday Dinner. She was filled with kindness and loved. She loved time with her children and grandchildren; and could be described as being dedicated to her family. She also enjoyed reading and crocheting. She passed away February 25, 2013 at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Ed in 2010; and her sister, Donna Jacobs. Surviving are her children: Linda (Ray) Homan of Des Moines, Cathy (Harold) Clark of Chariton, and Ron Hayes of Chariton; 10 grandchildren: Jean, Jim, Christine, Aaron, June, Daisie, Joe, Carrie, Buck, and Jason; 10 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; a sister, Sandra Laugen of Auburn, WA; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Following Betty's wishes, no services are planned. Memorials may be made in her memory to the Lucas County Humane Society. Online condolences may be left for the family at
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