Betty Vance Obituary

Betty Joann Vance
Betty J. Vance
Betty Joann Vance

February 28, 1931 - August 23, 2012
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Betty Joann Vance, 81, arrived at her eternal home on Thursday, August 23, 2012, surrounded by her family. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 27, 2012, at Grace Lutheran Church, 3010 52nd Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50310. Private burial will be held at the Masonic Cemetery in Des Moines.

Betty was born on February 28, 1931, in Des Moines, Iowa to Richard and Hulda Larson. She married Wallace L. Vance on June 1, 1951, and they made their home in Des Moines. She worked at Younkers and the Methodist Hospital maternity ward. As a young wife and mother, she was a Campfire and Boy Scout leader and PTA president. After retirement, she enjoyed being a tour guide at Living History Farms. She was a member of Acanthus Eastern Star, "Sweet Adelines" for 33 years, and Grace Lutheran Church. Betty was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother and enjoyed music and gardening.

Betty will be missed by her five children, Richard (Rosemary) Vance of Des Moines, Theresa (Robert) Webb-Bey of Des Moines, Nancy (Robert) McCleeary of Lake Panorama, Brent (Marilyn) Vance of Saylorville Township, and Brian (Kim) of Des Moines; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; a sister, Clara (Vorris) Reist of Sacramento, CA; and nephews, Lloyd and Donald Reist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace L. Vance and parents.

The family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 26, 2012, at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be sent to IlesCares.com.

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Visitation
Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Sunday, August 26, 2012
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Service
Grace Lutheran Church
5201 Urbandale Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Monday, August 27, 2012
11:00 AM
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PRIVATE
PRIVATE
PRIVATE, IA US
Monday, August 27, 2012
1:00 PM