Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

Obituaries

January 24, 2013

Betty Waters

Melcher-Dallas —  

Services were Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Melcher-Dallas. Interment was at the Gosport Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made in care of Legacy Lodge, Circle of Friends Home Care or the Melcher-Dallas Rescue Unit.

Betty Ann Bingham was born Feb. 14, 1932, to Evert and Olive (Godfrey) Bingham in rural Marion County. She was raised in Dallas and graduated from Dallas High School in 1952. While working at Schimdty's Donut Shop in Des Moines Betty met Jim Waters. They were married on Nov. 26, 1961, at the Dallas Christian Church.  They were blessed with three children: Michele, Robert, and Darwin "Scott".

Jim and Betty made their home in Melcher-Dallas where they raised their children. She enjoyed children and ran a day care facility out of her home for 18 years touching many peoples' lives in the process. Betty was a wonderful mother, she was always involved in all her children's activities and loved to spend time with all her family especially her grandchildren who will remember being treated to her homemade cookies and candy.

Betty enjoyed her garden and canning and playing cards with her family. She will be remembered as feisty and spunky and maybe a little outspoken and strong willed. She was very involved in the community and especially liked to supply the Election Day cookies and also donated faithfully to the many blood drives.

Betty passed away Jan. 15, 2013, at the Legacy Lodge Hospice in Chariton at the age of 80 years. Preceding her in death were her parents: Evert and Olive; and her brother, Irvin Bingham.

Betty is survived by her husband of 51 years, Jim Waters; children: Michele (Gaylon) Peterson of Cumming, Robert (Pam) Waters of Des Moines, and Darwin "Scott" (Tammy) Waters of Harvey; two grandchildren: Nick and Jack; and siblings: Barbara (Roger) Kelsheimer and Marvin (Fonda) Bingham. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • Starr obit pic Donald Starr Donald Wesley Starr was born Oct. 13, 1921, in Edgewood, Iowa, the son of Carl and Etta (Hansel) Starr. As a young man, Don worked on the family farm and for Strawberry Point Creamery. On Aug. 14, 1942, Don enlisted in the United States Army and fait

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lova obit pic Lova Devee Storm Lova Devee Storm was born in Wayne County on Feb. 19, 1923. She was the daughter of Lester and Floy (Guthrie) Thatcher. Lova departed this life on April 5, 2014, at the West Ridge Nursing & Rehab Center in Knoxville, at the age of 91 years. Lova grew

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bly obit pic Charles M. Bly Charles M. Bly, 70, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014, at Unity Point Health Des Moines Methodist. Charles was born Nov. 3, 1943, in Pleasantville, to Clarence and Mercedese Bly. He was a building engineer for Central Life Insurance. Charles always

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Death Notice-Lova Storm

    April 8, 2014

  • Jackson obit pic Duane Jackson Duane Glen Jackson was born Dec. 19, 1940, in Newell, Iowa, the son of Ralph Andrew Jackson and Carmaleta (Rogers) Jackson. Growing up, Duane's family lived in various towns around Iowa, including Fonda, Derby and Des Moines. As a young adult he work

    April 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sedlock obit pic Paula Sue Sedlock Paula Sue Sedlock, age 69 of Knoxville, and formerly of Pershing and Tracy, passed away Monday afternoon, March 31, 2014, at the West Ridge Nursing & Rehab Center in Knoxville. Paula was born Jan. 31, 1945, in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of Paul S.

    April 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cooper obit pic Luann Brees-Cooper Romona Luann Cooper was born on Dec. 10, 1954, in Oskaloosa, the daughter of Lewis and Mildred (Roland) Brees. Luann graduated from Knoxville High School and then attended Open Bible College. She began working for Valley View Village in Des Moines as

    April 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lewis obit pic Etta Belle Lewis Etta Belle Lewis, age 85 of Monroe, passed away on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Heritage Manor in Newton. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the Monroe United Methodist Church with burial following at Silent Cit

    April 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • Baker obit pic Patricia A. Piper Baker Patricia A. Piper Baker, 90, passed away March 25, 2014. She was born Jan. 31, 1924 in Chariton. She was a co-founder of Baker Drug in Knoxville and lived in the Knoxville community until 1995. She retired to Rockport, Texas. She was preceded in deat

    April 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • Holt obit photo Dr. Stephen A. Holt Dr. Stephen A. Holt, D.O., 66, died unexpectedly Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at his home near Redfield. A memorial service was held Saturday, March 29, at Ochiltree's. Stephen has been cremated. Memorials may be directed to the family to determine the b

    April 4, 2014 1 Photo

Features
AP Video
Boston Marks the 1st Anniversary of Bombing NYPD Ends Muslim Surveillance Program 8-year-old Boy Gets His Wish: Fly Like Iron Man Sex Offenders Arrested in Slayings of CA Women New York Police End Muslim Surveillance Program Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary US Supports Ukraine's Efforts to Calm Tensions T. Rex Gets New Home at Smithsonian Suspect in Kansas Shootings Faces Murder Charges Raw: Storm Topples RVs Near Miss. Gulf Coast NASA Showcases Lunar Eclipse The Boston Marathon Bombing: One Year Later Michael Phelps Set to Come Out of Retirement First Women Move to Army Platoon Artillery Jobs Sex Offenders Charged in Serial Killings Police: Woman Stored Dead Babies in Garage Hate Seen As Motive in Kansas Shooting Journalists Awarded Pulitzer for Snowden Reports OC Serial Murder Suspects May Have More Victims
Facebook
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Poll

Which service of the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce do you believe is most beneficial for its membership?

Events
Legislative lobbying
Promotional material publication
Educational programs for the community
Other
     View Results