The Ottumwa Courier

Obituaries

January 10, 2014

Betty Sheraden

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.

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