Betty Schaal

Betty Schaal was born on the solstice, June 21, 1932 at home in Indianola, Iowa to Roy and Ethel (Lane) Whitehead. She passed from this life October 21, 2018 at the Greene County Long Term Care Facility in Jefferson, Iowa. She lived her life to the age of 86 years, 4 months and 5 days.

Betty was the youngest of four girls in her family. She graduated from Indianola High School in 1951 and worked for United Airlines prior to her marriage. On June 21, 1954 Betty Whitehead was united in marriage to Carroll (Bill) Schaal Jr. of Jefferson at the Methodist Church in Indianola. To this union were born three children. Betty and Bill settled in Jefferson and raised their family. Betty helped Bill in his business but was mainly a wife and mom. 

Betty was an active member of the community and her church, First United Methodist, where she particularly enjoyed singing in the choir. She had served as president of the P.E.O., Friday Club,  Greene Co. Hospital Auxiliary and U.M.W.  Betty was a loving and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. Betty and Bill spent many happy hours with family and friends and enjoyed summers at their cabin on Woman Lake near Longville, Minnesota. 

Betty will be dearly missed by her family: husband, Bill; daughters, Laura Lynn Brones (Lynn) of Johnston and Samantha Rae Schaal of Cedar Fall; son, Carroll (Pamela) of Mount Horeb, Wisconsin; and grandchildren: John (Stephanie) Schaal, Brock (April) Brones, Anna Schaal (Zach) Miller, Brett Brones and Peter Schaal. Preceding her in death were her parents and three sisters: Jean, Ortha and Carolyn. 

A celebration of Betty’s life was held Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Jefferson with Pastor Julie Poulsen officiating. Musical selections “In the Garden” and “The Lord’s Prayer” were sung by Gary Haupert and accompanied by Sheryl Sloan. Burial was made in the Jefferson City Cemetery. Serving as honorary bearers were Betty’s grandchildren. Friends and family were invited to a time of lunch and fellowship at the church following graveside services.

Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church in Jefferson.

The Brown Funeral Home in Jefferson assisted the family.

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