Elizabeth M. “Betty” Ammons
Elizabeth M. “Betty” Ammons of Cherokee, Iowa, 92, passed away Sunday morning, May 13, 2018 at Cherokee Specialty Care. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 18th, at 11 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, Iowa, with Pastor Barb Dinelli officiating, and burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. There will be a family prayer service at 10:45 a.m. at the funeral home on Friday. Visitation at the Boothby Funeral Home will be on Thursday from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. , with the family present from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Online condolences can be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com.
Betty was born on September 21, 1925 in Turin, Iowa to Alfred and Vivian (Cripe) Porter. She attended schools in Alta, Castana, and Fairview, Iowa, moving to Cherokee in the 1930’s. She was married to Forrest “Bud” Ammons on December 3, 1945 in Cherokee, Iowa and Betty and Bud lived their entire married life in Cherokee. They were active in raising and showing Quarter Horses.
Betty was a flower lover, and enjoyed sharing them with others. She also enjoyed her owl collection, family gatherings, and playing cards with family and friends. She loved people, and did lots of volunteer work and was always willing to help others.
Betty was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Past Church Circle President for 18 years and Past President of the U.M.W.; a member L.A. Wescott Post #2253 Auxiliary, being a Past President; Military Order of the Cootie, being a Past President; and Past President of Sac Fox #35. She was also a Past V.F.W. District President. She retired from all her active affairs in 1991.
She was preceded in death by her Mother and Step-Father, Vivian and Roy Roberts; her husband Bud on October 2, 1976; an infant son, Larry; a sister , Ruby (Glen) Strandberg; brothers Charles (Ione), Albert, Wilbert, Lawrence and Richard Sievert; brothers-in-law Robert Schnetter and Ivan Larimer; and nephews Henry Schnetter and Paul Darnell.
She is survived by a brother, Wayne Sievert of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.; two sisters: Malvena Schnetter of Alta, Iowa and Marian Larimer of Sioux City, Iowa; two sisters-in-law: Connie Sievert of Ankeny, Iowa and Lois Sievert of Alta, Iowa; many nieces and nephews; and special friends: Jan Cook and Caroline Jensen of Cherokee, Iowa.