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Service Details

Visitation:

Friday, October 6, 2017
1-2 pm
Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
(515) 289-2442

Service:

Friday, October 6, 2017
2:00 pm
Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
(515) 289-2442

Disposition:

Cremation
Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery

Arrangements:

Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
(515) 289-2442

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Elizabeth Friedel

Ankeny

Betty Friedel was born March 17, 1932, in Brookfield, Missouri, and passed away Monday, October 2, 2017, in Des Moines, Iowa, at the age of 85.

Betty worked at Firestone for 20 years, retiring in 1993. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, traveling to Arizona in the winter, and shopping.

Betty is survived by her husband of 40 years, Paul; children, Jimmy Howell, Mike Howell, Roy Howell, Rita (Mike) Friedel, Shelly (Byron) Van Zandt, Becky (Paul) Anderson, Bill (Leslie) Howell, Kathy Gamble, and Paula (Mark) McLeran; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great great-grandchildren; siblings, James Monahan, Maxine Dier, and Sally Evans; as well as other loving family and many special friends. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Karen Johnston; stepson, David Friedel; parents, James and Nellie Henry; her maternal mother, Fern Monahan; sisters, Dorothy Ball and Shirley Monahan; and her brothers, Bob Dowell and Bill Dowell.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 6, 2017, at Hamilton’s near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Avenue in Des Moines with visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m. Burial will conclude services at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family in loving memory of Betty.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.