Betty L. Capps, 90, of Pekin, passed away April 04,
2013 at the Sigourney Care Center. She was born May 25, 1922, in
Sigourney, the daughter of John and Iva Johnson Crouse. On
September 13, 1950, she married Kenneth Capps in Sigourney.
Mrs. Capps graduated from Sigourney High School in 1940. She
attended William Penn College in Oskaloosa. Betty taught school for
ten years in one room schools in rural Keokuk County. She moved to
the Capps’ family farm in Pekin right after her marriage. Betty
farmed with her husband for many years. She lived on the farm until
about two years ago. She then moved to assisted living.
Betty was an excellent cook and seamstress. She was a member
of the Pekin United Methodist Church and later the Prairie View
United Methodist Church. She was a Sunday school teacher and also
the church treasurer for several years. Mrs. Capps enjoyed gardening
and raising flowers with her husband. They were members of the
Southeast Iowa Day Lily Society. Betty was also a member of the
Jolly Janes women’s group in the Pekin area.
She loved her family very much. Betty always put them first. She
knew what every family member’s favorite pie was. There were
normally six or seven of them at every family get-together. Betty
was a lifelong fan of the Chicago Cubs and the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Betty is survived by two sons Richard (Susan) of Cedar Falls
and Russell (Deborah Petersen) of Pekin; six grandchildren, Sarah
(Chad Jones), Mandy (Jason Hay), Erin Capps, John (Kassie Capps),
Morgan (Dustin Coleman) and Lydia Capps; and seven great
–grandchildren, Payten Coleman, Isaac Jones, Paislee Coleman, Abby
Jones, Pierce Coleman, Colton Capps and Dawson Hay.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and a
will be 10:00 am Monday at the Prairie View United Methodist Center
Burial will be at the Mt. Zion Cemetery near Martinsburg.
Visitation will be
from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at the Prairie View United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be
given to the Prairie View United Methodist Church or the Lancaster
Heritage (historic one room school).
Arrangements are by Holm Funeral Home
Betty Capps, died
Thursday April 4, 2013, at the Sigourney Care Center.
Funeral Service - 10:00
a.m. Monday at the Prairie View Methodist Church near Ollie
Visitation - 5:00 to 7:00
p.m. Sunday at the Prairie View Methodist Church
Burial - Mt. Zion
Cemetery near Martinsburg