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Elizabeth “Betty” Jean Worrell

March 20, 2019
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Elizabeth "Betty" Jean Worrell, 85, of Cedar Rapids, IA passed away Monday, March 18, 2019 at Premier Estates in Toledo, IA.

Service is 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 25, 2019 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Belle Plaine, IA with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will take place at Czech National Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, IA. Memorial may be directed to the family. Online condolences can be sent to the family at

Betty was born December 29, 1933 on the family farm in Chelsea, IA to John and Elsie (Riha) Koutney. She attended Otter Creek #4, rural Chelsea and graduated from Tama High School in 1951. Betty graduated from Paris Beauty Academy in Cedar Rapids and became owner and operator of Flamingo Beauty Salon until 1996 when she suffered a stroke.

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Elizabeth “Betty” Jean Worrell

On June 25, 1957 she was united in marriage to Richard Worrell of Solon, IA at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Chelsea. She was a member of St. Matthew's Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids. The couple enjoyed many trips together, including Europe, Mexico, Florida, and fishing in Canada.

Betty had a love for the many schnauzers she cared for. She also liked baking poppy seed kolaches, cooking for her family each thanksgiving, dancing, and attending Iowa Hawkeye games with her husband.

She is survived by her sisters, Darlene Breja of Belle Plaine, Marilyn Coover of Belle Plaine, and Jeanette (Wesley) Sebetka of Malcom; nieces and nephews, Bob, Marlys, Mark, Sherri, David, Ellen, Jeff, Wesi, Lynette, John and many more family and friends.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard (Oct. 1, 2013) brothers-in-law, Joey Breja, Sheldon Coover and niece Jill Sebetka.



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