Betty Ann Guttau, 94, of Mondamin, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at the Longview Nursing Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa.
Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Saturday, November 23, 2019, at the Mondamin United Methodist Church in Mondamin, with Pastor Patti Ford and Lay Leader Kim Shepard officiating. Burial will follow in the Soldier Valley Cemetery in Pisgah, Iowa. Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Friday, November 22, 2019, at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service in Onawa, Iowa.
Betty Ann was born on May 23, 1925, in Missouri Valley, Iowa, the daughter of Gordon “Earl” and Ella (Roeder) Allmon. She graduated from Missouri Valley High School, and then worked as a telephone operator in Missouri Valley until her marriage.
Betty and Donald Vern Guttau were united in marriage on December 31, 1950, in Missouri Valley.
She was a member of the Mondamin United Methodist Church and a former member of the Missouri Valley Hospital Board. She enjoyed growing roses and especially loved going on shopping trips. She leaves behind her many friends at Longview Nursing Home, where she loved reminding everyone that she was “precious and adorable” as often as she could.
Survivors include her children, Julie Thiel and Mark Guttau, both of Mondamin, IA; grandchildren, Jamie, Jennifer, and Jessica Thiel; great-grandchildren, Lily, Ayden, Samuel, and Violet; sister-in-law, Bonnie Hinkel of Omaha, NE; “other daughters,” Kim Shepard and Brenda (Kelly) Parent; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon “Earl” and Ella (Roeder) Allmon; her husband of over sixty-five years, Donald Vern Guttau; son, Donald Craig Guttau; son-in-law, James Thiel; great-grandson, Zachary Hindman; and siblings, Helen O’Neill, Robert Allmon, and Marie Miller.
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