Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm
Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories
965 Home Plaza
Waterloo, IA 50701
Friday, April 7, 2017 at 10:00 am
St. John Lutheran Church
715 College St.
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Friday, April 7, 2017 following the luncheon
Garden of Memories
Betty Jane Bartholomew was born August 7, 1924 in Portland, Oregon; the daughter of Nels and Elizabeth (Fox) Nelson. She graduated from high school in Portland, then joined the United States Marines in 1943 and was a truck driver, honorably discharged as a Corporal in 1946. Betty was united in marriage to Myrle Bartholomew on December 23, 1945 in Los Angeles, California; he preceded her in death September 1993. She sold Avon and Tupperware, then worked in the Logan Junior High School Bakery, where they made buns for all the Waterloo Schools, until her retirement. Betty enjoyed knitting and crocheting, she made all of her grandkids afghans upon their graduation. She also sang with the Sweet Adelines.
Betty passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the Western Home Communities at the age of 92 from natural causes. She is preceded in death by her husband Myrle; 2 grandchildren: Catherine Miceli and Timothy Bartholomew; 2 brothers: Kenneth and Edgar Nelson and a sister Dorothy Hedges. Betty is survived by her 5 children: Sue (Richard) Rocarek of Cedar Rapids, Jim (Judy) Bartholomew of Cedar Falls, Tom (Roxanne) Bartholomew of Evansdale, John (Sherry) Bartholomew of Waterloo and Jane (Mike) Kush of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota; 9 grandchildren: David (Deb) Bartholomew, Debby (Doug) Roth, Lisa (Dave) Howell, Laura (John) Maurer, Danny Bartholomew, Brandi (Josh) Hurley, Traci Bartholomew, Michelle (Doug) Rowe and Michael (Laura) Kush; 10 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren and 1 great-great-great grandchild.
Betty will be greatly missed by all who knew her.