Betty J. Smith

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Betty J. Smith, age 94 of Mason City, formerly of New Hampton died on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Muse-Norris Hospice in Mason City, IA . Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Conway-Markham Funeral Chapel in New Hampton with Pastor Paul Pickar officiating. Burial will be in New Hampton Cemetery at New Hampton, IA. Visitation will be held from 9:00-10:30 AM on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton, IA. Condolences for Betty’s family may be left at Memorials may be directed to the family. Betty Jean Smith was born on August 3, 1923 in Oskaloosa, IA to William C. and Jennie (VanderLinden) Hartman. She was a 1941 graduate of Oskaloosa High School. Betty was united in marriage to Delbert C. Smith on April 17, 1942. He preceded her in death on September 7, 2000. She was employed as a bookkeeper with Remakel & Felderman Construction in Bellevue, Iowa and with the United Telephone Company in Bellevue and later in New Hampton for 13 years. She retired in 1985. She volunteered at church, Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton and the Chickasaw Event Centre “Senior Center”. Betty was a member of the American legion Auxiliary and the Congregational United Church of Christ in Ionia, IA. Betty is survived by one daughter, Claudia Hopkey of Mason City, IA; five grandchildren Andrea Hopkey of Atlanta, GA, Alisa (Lee) Schutle and Brenda (Chad) Meyerhoff all of Waterloo and Chad Smith of Houston; five great grandchildren; sister Dolly (Don) Dye of University Park, IA; one sister-in-law Fairy Hartman of Oskaloosa, IA; many nieces and nephews and special friends. Betty is preceded in death by her parents William and Jennie Hartman; husband Delbert; son Larry in 2000; one sister Dorothy; three brothers William Jr., Jack and Roger; one granddaughter; one great granddaughter and one son-in-law.

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  1. Our deepest sympathy to Betty’s family. She was a very special lady and we were blest to call her our friend.

  2. Betty was a very special lady in New Hampton, I knew Betty from the bank where I worked. We always found something to talk about Betty and Del did a lot of walking in NH. and they always had time for everyone. RIP Betty

  3. I knew Betty from the hospital auxiliary voluntary group. She was nice to be around and we appreciated everything she did for us. May you take treasure in remembering all the good times you had with her.

  4. Oh my sweetest Betty. Your smile and kind ways always melted my heart into happiness. A special and classy lady on the inside and outside. Betty enjoy your chair in heaven and I hope that you will share it with me when I see you again.

  5. Deepest Sympathy to Bettty Smith family. I first became friends Betty, when she was my mom’s neighbors, we “cruised New Hampton” together. That was so much fun. I will miss Betty.

  6. I was so sorry to learn of Betty’s passing. My heart goes out to you, Claudia, as you grieve the loss of your dear mom. Betty and I and your dad became friends when Betty unselfishly volunteered at St. Joe’s/ Mercy in New Hampton. We had many good chats as “cancer buddies” over the years. She loved her family dearly! May God bless your family with comfort and peace.

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