Journal Express, Knoxville, IA


May 31, 2013

Betty Lee Worrall

Betty Lee Worrall, age 92, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday morning, May 22, 2013, at the Knoxville Hospital.

Betty was born in Red Rock on March 20, 1921, the only daughter of Charles Raymond and Mabel Olive (Buttrey) Ford. Betty attended Red Rock School and also Knoxville High School.

Betty was united in marriage to Ernest Jones on Feb. 16, 1939, and later was blessed with one son, Dean. They divorced and on Nov. 6, 1943, in Albia, Betty was united in marriage to James Worrall. They shared 51 years of marriage together and were blessed with three daughters: Sue, Sherry and Becky.

Betty was a homemaker raising her four children and she worked at McGraw’s Interior Designs in Knoxville for over 20 years. Betty was a member of the First Christian Church and a member of the Rebekah Lodge for over 50 years. She especially loved drives in the country and enjoyed quilting, sewing and reading.

Betty is survived by her children: Dean Jones and Mary Lou Bingaman of Chariton, Sue (Ken) Thrailkill of Knoxville, Sherry Hersbergen of Pella and Becky (Don) Bingaman of Des Moines; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 2 great great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Worrall; her parents; one brother, Don Ford; one step daughter, Rhonda Wright; and one granddaughter, Christy Bingaman.

Graveside Services were held Saturday, May 25, at Graceland Cemetery of Knoxville, with Pastor Jim Mead officiating.

A memorial has been established in Betty’s name to HCI Hospice Care Services of Knoxville or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Condolences may be sent to The Winfield Funeral Home of Knoxville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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