Betty Eldora Derby, 87, died March 11, 2015 at the Care Center in
Sigourney, Iowa She was born February 13, 1928 to William and
Margaret Wood Northup near Ollie, Iowa. She graduated from Ollie
High School in 1947. On June 7, 1947 she married Everett Derby in
Bloomfield, Iowa. They lived in Mt. Vernon, Delta and moved to
Sigourney in 1967. Betty was a homemaker and cared for many children
in her lifetime. Her family was her pride and joy. She loved to bake
and collect dolls.
She was preceded in death by her parents, five sisters Helen
Follman, Louise Atchison, Mildred Follman, Virginia Schmidt, Neoma
Gott, one brother William Northup and two grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 68 years Everett, four sons
Dallas Derby of Omaha, NE, Fred Derby of Marengo, Darrel (Miva)
Derby of Elberon, Stuart (Doris) Derby of Marengo, three daughters
Kimberly (Terry) Grimm of Williamsburg, Valerie ( Bryan) Lee of
Webster, Melba Davis of Winterset, 24 grandchildren, 16
Funeral Service:10:00 a.m Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the Sigourney
Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2015 at the
Sigourney Christian Church.
Burial: Garrett Cemetery near Delta.
A memorial fund has been Established.