Ninth Generation


5097. Betty Luella ACKLEY was born on 28 October 1927 in Indianola, Warren, Iowa, United States.839,896 She appeared in the census in 1930 in IA. She died on 17 July 2011 at the age of 83 in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States.839 Betty lived in Indianola, Warren, Iowa, United States.913 Her Obituary appeared in the 40 Betty L. Lathrum, 82, Indianola, passed away on July 17, 2011 at the Bright Kavanagh House, Des Moines, IA.

The family will receive friends on Monday, July 25th, 4 p.m. at Overton Funeral Home, Indianola, with a Celebration of Life service at 6:30 p.m.

Betty was born in Indianola on October 28, 1927 to Zelmer and Zelma Ackley where she lived her entire life. She worked many years as a secretary in various positions but her most accomplished joy was her Kiddie Kare Day Care Center that she ran in her home for over 30 years.

On April 5, 1947 she was united in marriage to Louis Lathrum. Betty and Lou lived in Indianola and raised their 4 children in their same home for over 50 years.

Betty enjoyed sporting events and she and her friends were active for years with the Indianola Athletic Booster Club. She loved to travel and visit her family in California and Arizona and participated in family vacations at the Lake of the Ozarks, MO. Her most memorable trips were a cruise to the Mediterranean Sea and a trip to Hawaii. She most recently traveled with her family to Jamaica for a week of fun in the sun and Betty was a member of the "Red Hat Society"

Her parents and her husband, Louis, preceded her in death.

Betty is survived by her children, Gary (Carol Tomb) Lathrum, Urbandale, Rick (Robin) Lathrum, Gilbert, AZ, LuAnn (Joe) Klein, Bettendorf, Alesia (Brad Butler) Wright, Indianola. Her grandchildren, Ryan (Stephen Caesar) Lathrum, Jersey City, NJ, Jason Lathrum, Mesa, AZ, Lindsay (Mike) Marsh, San Diego, CA, Karly Schmidt, Kansas City, MO, Bryce Wright, Indianola, Kelsey (Nick) Sundet, Kansas City, MO, Matthew (Ashley) Lathrum, Mitchellville, Brett (Whitney Sandy) Wright, Indianola, Benjamin Wright, Hanford, CA, Joe (Leah) Butler, Indianola, Peter Butler, Indianola and Keith (Christa) Butler, Indianola. Great grandchildren, Peyton Lathrum and Grady Butler. Betty is also survived by her brother, Ray (Eloise) Ackley, Mesa, AZ and many nieces and nephews.

Betty Luella ACKLEY and Louis O LATHRUM were married on 5 April 1947.839,913,3968 Louis O LATHRUM, son of William LATHRUM and Alice , was born on 19 September 1925 in Indianola, Warren, Iowa, United States.3969 He died on 9 April 2007 at the age of 81 in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States.3969 His Obituary appeared in the The Des Moines Register on 10 April 2007 in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Deceased Name: LOU LATHRUM -- Indianola
Celebration services for Lou Lathrum, 81, who passed away peacefully Monday, April 9, 2007, at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines, Iowa, will be held 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 12, at Overton Funeral Home in Indianola.
Lou was born in Indianola, Iowa on September 19, 1925, and moved to St. Charles, Iowa where he graduated from St. Charles Public School in 1938. On April 8, 1947, he married Betty Ackley. They made their home in Indianola with their children, Gary, Rick, LuAnn and Alesia.
He served in the United State Navy during WWII from 1944 - 1946 and had played professional baseball in the Detroit Tigers organization in the late 1940's. Lou sold Buicks for 45 years, retiring in January 2007. His life was devoted to his family and his work. He loved his wife with whom he just celebrated 60 years of marriage on April 5. He was a proud father, grandfather and loved his beloved dog, Ginger. He lived life with a quiet passion and will be missed by many.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; sons, Gary (Carol Tomb) Lathrum of Urbandale and Rick (Robin) Lathrum of Gilbert, AZ; daughters, LuAnn (Joe) Klein of Bettendorf and Alesia (Brad Butler) Wright of Indianola; grandchildren, Ryan Lathrum of Las Vegas, NV, Jason Lathrum of Des Moines, Lindsay Lathrum of Gainesville, FL, Karly Klein of Ames, Bryce Wright of Indianola, Kelsey Klein of Ames, Matthew Lathrum, Brett Wright and Benjamin Wright all of Ankeny. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Alice Lathrum; sister, Alice Bea Latiano; and his in-laws, Zelmer and Zelma Ackley.
Visitation will be held 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at Overton Funeral Home where family will be present to greet friends.
Memorials may be given to the Indianola Little League He served in the military WW II in the US Navy.3969 served 1944 - 1946

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