OLLIE — Betty Lou Sheraden, 91, of Ollie, died Jan. 8, 2014, at the Jefferson County Health Center in Fairfield.
She was born Tuesday, March 14, 1922, near South English in Keokuk County, the daughter of Clarence "Pat" and June Audrey Shipman Glandon. She attended school in the Webster area. Following school, Betty worked various places. On July 24, 1943, Betty was united in marriage to Alva Paul Sheraden, and he died June 14, 1980. Following her marriage, Betty worked first at Downey's Prairie Home and Dugger's Prairie Home. She then went to work as a cook at Pekin School for five years. Later, Betty worked at Dickey's Prairie Home and lastly at Mike's Prairie Home. Betty became a member of the Pekin Methodist Church in 1944 and was currently a member of the Prairie View United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the United Methodist Women, a 65-year member of the Royal Neighbors and one of the last members of the Jolly Janes Club. Betty was a Popcorn Reader for 15 years and was still attending the sewing club at Ollie Baptist Church until just before Christmas. Betty loved to cook and bake and spent her life in the kitchen.
She is survived by a son, Alva Lee Sheraden of Packwood; two daughters, Donna Wolf of Packwood and Linna (Mike) Ament of Richland; eight grandchildren, Rhonda (Brian) Schultz, Tony (Ann) Wolf, Matthew (Lisa) Wolf, Todd (Rachel) Ament, Kelly (Alan) Townsend, Angela (John) Martin, Lisa Wallace, Tracey (John) Garrison; 20 great-grandchildren, Kaleb Watson, Erik, Garrett, Paige, Gavin, Aaron, Brennan, Callie Wolf, Halie and Emily Ament, Kevin and Megan Adams, Ashley and Lindsay Sanders, Joah and Damaris Wallace, and Taylor, Mackenzie and Blake Webster; a great-great-granddaughter, Sophie Sanders; a sister, Phyllis Renner of Sigourney; a brother, Robert Glandon of Washington; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Clyda Berry; two brothers, Lyle and Marvin Glandon; and a sister, Madge Gapen.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Packwood Christian Church; Pastor Frosty Van Vorst and Rev. Carla Nelson officiating. Burial will be in the Ollie Cemetery in Ollie.
Visitation will begin after 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the church with the family present from 2-4 p.m. to greet friends and relatives.
Memorials may be made to Jefferson County Relay For Life or Prairie View United Methodist Women.