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Betty E. Fell

Friday, April 13, 2012

Betty E. Fell, 90, of Cedar Rapids, a former longtime Quimby resident, passed away Wednesday morning, April 11, 2012 at the Heritage Nursing Home in Cedar Rapids.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 16, at 10:30 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Carolyn Hollar will officiate. There will be a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home on Monday. Burial will be in the Quimby Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday, April 15, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. with the family present from 3-4 p.m. at the funeral home and family present on Monday morning from 9 a.m. until service time. Online condolences may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com.

Betty was born on May 2, 1921 to John and Jeanette (Koolbeck) Hodgdon at Paullina. She attended school in Quimby and graduated in 1941. She was united in marriage to Joe M. Fell on June 8, 1941 at Cherokee. She worked as a clerk at Tots & Teens and Wolf's Clothing in Cherokee and was a farm wife. Betty was a member of Quimby Methodist Church and Rebekah Lodge. She enjoyed gardening.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Joe on May 16, 1996 and brothers-in-law Dean White and Harold Baldwin.

Betty is survived by her daughter: Bette Jo Haight and her husband Tom Wendel of Cedar Rapids; three grandchildren: Debra (Richard) Apodaca; Steven K. (Pam) Haight; Mark A. (Jeannie) Haight; nine great grandchildren: Andrew and Alexa Apodaca; Brian, Trevor, Christian and Denver Haight; Brooks, Brittanie and Jenni Haight; three great great-grandchildren: Charlie, Eli and Stevie; 14 step grandchildren; six step great great-grandchildren; siblings: Shirley Baldwin of Apple Valley, Minn.; Lynn (Betty) Hodgdon of Cherokee; Pat White of Sioux City; Marlys (Paul) Nagel of Castana.