Obituary of Betty A Houseman
Betty A. Houseman, 83, of Muscatine, passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2019 at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Memorial services will be held on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services. Inurnment will be in Letts Cemetery. Following the interment, a time of food and fellowship will be held at the Letts United Methodist Church. Visitation for Betty will be held on Monday from 9:00 A.M. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Letts United Methodist Church, Muscatine Humane Society or Witty Kitties, Inc. in Solon in Betty’s name. Sympathy notes may be left for the family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.
Betty was born to parents, Dan and Elsie (Krueger) Lange in Montpelier, Iowa, moving to Letts, Iowa early in life. She graduated from Letts Public High School in 1954 and went straight to Washington, DC to work for the FBI for a year. She attended Muscatine Community College and graduated from Marycrest College in Davenport, Iowa. She taught Junior High at Wilton Public Schools from 1957-1970 and then taught at Louisa-Muscatine Schools from 1971-1998. She was honored for her years of work with “at risk” students at Louisa-Muscatine. Betty married Jim Houseman, love of her life, on December 30, 1974. She was a member of TTT Chapter T and Letts United Methodist Church.
Betty is survived by her husband. Jim; sister, Dorothy Bailey of Letts; brother-in-law, Jeff (Edna) Houseman of Wilton; Sister-in-law, Julie (Steve) Hopewell of Davenport; nieces, Susan (Gene) Langstaff of Wapello, Karen Schaapveld of North Liberty, Mary Morrison of Letts, Lindsay (Chris) Kremer of Chicago; and nephews, Larry (Kris) Bailey of Madison, AL, Gary (Sherree) Lange of Letts, John Lange of Letts, Steve Lange of Muscatine, Sean Hopewell of Utah, Joshua (Michelle) Hopewell of Davenport, Cam Houseman of Wilton and Chad Houseman of Michigan; 16 great nieces and nephews and 7 great great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Carl Lange; brother-in-law, Arthur Bailey; sister-in-law, Anita Lange and great-nephew, Sam (Jackie) Langstaff.
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