Betty Hershley


Date: Thu, June 15, 2017
Start time: 10:30 am
St. Pius X Catholic Church
3663 66th Street, Urbandale, Iowa 50322
Arrangements By:
The Cremation Society of Iowa


Betty Hershley

Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Hershley, 69, of Urbandale peacefully passed away on June 10, 2017.


She was born December 19, 1947, in Mitchell, South Dakota, daughter of Anthony and Eleanor (Donovan) Olinger of Emery, SD.


Betty attended St. Martin’s Catholic School in Emery, SD, and she graduated from Emery High School in 1966. She spent her work career in the insurance business. Betty was a wonderful person who will always be remembered for her excellent cooking and kindness towards others. She was most proud of her daughters and her grandchilden. She loved to spend time visiting with her friends and family, playing cards, and watching sports.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Pius Catholic Church in Urbandale on June 15, 2017, at 10:30 with a luncheon to follow. A private family interment will be held at a later date.


She is survived by her daughters, Lisa (Jeff) Potthoff of Van Meter; Kori (John) Maggart of Urbandale; Grandchildren, Abbey, Austin, Alec, and Anthony Potthoff; Lauryn and Landon Maggart; Brothers, Dan (Ruth) Olinger, Bill (Lavonne) Olinger, Jerry (Suzy) Olinger, and Kenny (Karla) Olinger; sisters, Mary Olinger, Jane (Bob) Prouty, and Carol (Greg) Weber; sister-in-law Pam Olinger; many nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Anthony and Eleanor Olinger, and one brother, Mike Olinger.


Betty’s family would like to thank the staff at Urbandale Health Care Center for the care they provided her over the last couple of years, as well as her friends, who always made the time to help her and keep her company.

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