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BETTY JEAN DYE
Betty Jean Dye, 82, of Marengo, passed away Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at Rose Haven Nursing Home. Funeral services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, with Anni Thorn officiating. Burial will be in Marengo Cemetery. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be contributed to First Presbyterian Church, Marengo.
Betty is survived by a son, David (Diana) of Marengo; five grandchildren, Adam Dye, Nick Dye, Holly (Eric) Ethier, Emily Dye (fiance Kody DeNeve) and Travis (Kara) Schulte; along with several great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Judy (Larry) Madsen.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James; a son, Danny; and a brother, Frederick.
Betty Jean Bell was born Sept. 29, 1934, in Marengo, Iowa, the daughter of Leslie and Marybell Schumacher Bell. She graduated from Marengo High School in 1952. She married her high school sweetheart, James K. Dye, on July 26, 1953, at her parents' home. The couple moved to Norway in 1961.
Betty was a housewife, mother and a teacher's aide at Norway Elementary. In 1979, she started working at the Linn County Courthouse and became law librarian. The library was later named the Betty Dye Law Library in her honor. She and her husband returned to Marengo in 1997. Betty was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Marengo, and was active with Presbyterian Women and the quilting group.
Mom loved children and was an excellent cook. Her endearing smile will be greatly missed.
The family would like to thank Rose Haven Nursing Home and Essence of Life Hospice. Your help and care with Betty will never be forgotten.
Online condolences can be left at www.klosterfuneralhome.com.