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Betty McClelland


Betty McClelland passed away Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, at the Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy from pancreatic cancer and complications of a stroke.
She was born Feb. 1, 1948, to George and Marie Peters, the fifth of six children, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She graduated from St. Ansgar High and married James Hofland in 1966. To that union two children were born, Sheila and Christopher. They later divorced. On Sept. 26, 1981, she married Vaughn McClelland.
She was employed over the years at Hupp Electric Motors, Iowa Precision, Discovery Living, To the Rescue and USPS. She also owned and operated with her husband the Hometown Restaurant in Coggon for nine years.
In retirement, she was active and a leader at the Faith Mission Shop in Coggon, as well as the Coggon Comforters. She was a member of Zion Presbyterian Church in Coggon.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Surviving are her husband, Vaughn; daughter, Sheila (Steve) Yates; son, Christopher (Kristin) Hofland; stepson, Kenneth McClelland; stepson, Nathan (April) McClelland; two brothers; three sisters; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at Zion Presbyterian Church in Coggon on Wednesday, Nov. 29. Visitation is at 4 p.m., with services to follow, conducted by Pastor Darcy Metcalfe. Arrangements by Iowa Cremation.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Please leave a message or tribute for the family at www.iowacremation.com under Obituaries.