Betty Jane Angus, 94, resident of Grace of Douglas, formerly of Atkinson, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, at Grace of Douglas Nursing Home, Douglas, Mich. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, at Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory, Geneseo Chapel. Reverend Michael McBride officiated. Burial followed at Grandview Cemetery, Atkinson. Visitation was held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 27, at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to Atkinson Congregational Church and the Geneseo Food Pantry.
Betty was born Dec. 31, 1924, the daughter of Thomas and Bertha (Blassing) Stimpson in Anamosa. She graduated in 1942 from Anamosa High School. She then attended American Institute of Commerce in Davenport. Betty worked for five years in the purchasing and export departments at Deere & Company, Moline, Ill. She married Harold A. Angus on March 9, 1947, in Rock Island, Ill. He preceded her in death in 1996. Betty has been a member of Atkinson Congregational Church since 1949. During her time at the church, she served as a Sunday school teacher, Sunday school superintendent, Sunday school secretary, deaconess and member of Daughters of Ruth. She was a charter member of Geneseo Christian Woman’s Club and served two years on the board. She was a volunteer at Hammond Henry Hospital Auxiliary for 10 years. She enjoyed reading and writing poetry, collecting humor and quotes, corresponding with family, friends, and shut-ins. She especially loved her family and attending church.
Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Julie (Garry) McKeen, Mears, Mich.; son, Robert (Betty) Angus, Ottawa, Ill.; grandsons, Brad (Julie) Angus, Ottawa, Jason (Audrey) Angus, Piper City, Ill., Craig (Monica) McKeen, Elmhurst, Ill.; granddaughter, Meg McKeen, Chicago, Ill.; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Nicholas, Alex and Theo Angus, William and Madeline McKeen; sisters, Anna Adams, Anamosa, and Eunice (Jim) Conley, Anamosa; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold; and her siblings, Harriet, Thomas, George, Barbara and John.
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