Betty L. Conlon, 92, of Humboldt passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at her home in Humboldt.
Funeral services will be 1:30 PM Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at Grace Lutheran Church with Rev. Dan Kahl officiating. Burial will follow in Our Saviors Cemetery near Pioneer. A visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 PM Monday, July 19, 2021 at Laufersweiler Funeral Home.
Betty is survived by her children, Bruce (Mary) Conlon of Ottumwa and Debra (Charles) Strachan of Humboldt; 6 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; and sister, Loretta Nelson of Houston, TX.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Charlotte (Lyon) Heun; husband, Roland Conlon; siblings, Dorothy Allard, Alice Smith, and Walter Heun; and a great-granddaughter, Daphne Johnson.
Betty Louisa Heun was born February 2, 1929 in Gilmore City, IA. She was raised and attended schools in Gilmore City. When she was in the 9th grade she moved to Fort Dodge and attended Fort Dodge Senior High School. On February 21, 1947 she was united in marriage to Roland Conlon in Mankato, KS. The couple made their home in Fort Dodge until moving to Pioneer in 1950. Betty worked for the Pioneer Elevator for 21 years and retired in 1991. In 1995, the couple moved back to Fort Dodge. Betty was an excellent seamstress, avid quilter and did sewing for weddings for many years. She also was a talented painter. Betty was a member of Grace Lutheran Church.
Memorials may be left to family discretion.
"Betty lived next door to my sister when she lived in Fort Dodge and the neighbor kids all knew that they could always get loving conversation and delicious cookies from Grandma Betty. She sewed my son?s baptismal outfit and we still treasure it. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as we miss such a wonderful lady!"
"So sorry for the loss of Betty! I have great memories of her from Pioneer and from her wonderful work on my wedding. She was a gift!"
"Betty was a very special lady and holds a very special place in our hearts. We will always cherish all the good memories. She has gained her angel wings ..... Judy & Ken Egli
"Sure sorry to hear about your Mother passing away Bruce. We are sure thinking of you and your family during this time.
-Jeff, Karissa(Glenn) and Kaylee Kime"
"Betty was a kind hearted woman that I enjoyed very much knowing.
She always provided seamstress needs for my mom Eleanor Horan and myself.
May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.