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Betty Ruth Hunwardsen

August 5, 1927 ~ October 25, 2018 (age 91)

Betty Hunwardsen, age 91, of Correctionville, passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the Correctionville Specialty Care of Correctionville.  A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 3:00 PM at the Grace United Methodist Church of Correctionville with the Pastor Kim Crummer officiating.  A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service starting at 2:00 PM at the church.  Burial will be at the Correctionville Cemetery of Correctionville.

Betty Ruth Hunwardsen was born August 5, 1927 to Howard and Edna (Heath) Ashmore in Cushing, Iowa. 

Betty was united in marriage to Jr. Hunwardsen on August 19, 1944.  To this union three children were born.  Betty and Jr. farmed in the Cushing and Anthon area and moved to Correctionville in 1963.  She worked as a CNA at Colonial Manor in Correctionville for over 30 years. 

Betty was a member of EUB, then Grace United Methodist church both in Correctionville.  She enjoyed collecting dolls and Santa’s, crocheting, sewing, decorating and reading.   She was lovingly referred to as Nanie, first by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and countless others.  She loved holidays spent with her family and a picnic in the park.   A visit would always include a “little lunch” and a good game of Rummy with a hundred “May I’s.”

She is survived by her son, Steve Hunwardsen of Correctionville; and daughters, Vicki Meyer of Correctionville and Pat (Dan) Meister of Pierson, IA; 8 grandchildren and their spouses; 19 great-grandchildren; brother, Craig Ashmore of Storm Lake, IA; and many nieces and nephews.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son-in-law, Al Meyer; daughter-in-law, Sharon; and three siblings.

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