Betty Louise Edgington, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, September 1st, 2012 at the age of 83, after struggling with complications from illness.
A visitation will be held 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd.)
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 6, 2012, also at the funeral home.
Betty was born as Betty Louise Ackelson on December 27, 1928 in Madison County, Iowa to Cloyd “Emory” Ackelson and Gladys “Leota” Jeffs. She was the fifth of seven children. At the age of sixteen, Betty chose to give her life to her Savior, Jesus Christ, and spent the rest of her life following His word and doing His will. Her faith was the centerpiece of her life, and was the most precious gift that she passed on to all she met, including her beloved family and many friends.
On July 5th, 1948, Betty married the love of her life, Claire Wayne Edgington. Claire and Betty spent forty two wonderful years together, and had two sons to share that love with. Family was very important to Betty, and being a mother was her pride and joy in life. In addition to raising her two boys, Betty also worked as an LPN for Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines.
In her later years, Betty was blessed with five grandchildren and two great grandchildren, who were the apple of her eye.
She is survived by her two sons; Steven Edgington (Theresa) of Phoenix Arizona, and Jeffery Edgington (Patricia) of Cambridge, Iowa, her four sisters; Josie Cramer (Al), Lois Sawhill (Wayne), Darlene Hildreth (Billy Joe), and Marilyn Hutton (Mike), her five grandchildren; Blake Edgington (Anita), Shane Edgington, Cale Edgington, Nicholas Edgington, and Caitlyn Clark (Austin), and her two great grandchildren; Jersey and Greyden.
Betty is preceded in death by her husband Claire, brothers Wayne and Garland Ackelson, and her parents.Information provided by: Memorial Services of Iowa 4208 North Ankeny Blvd Ankeny, IA 50023 515.964.0592 www.memorialservicesofiowa.com