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Cherokee, Iowa

Elizabeth M. "Betty" Ammons, 92, of Cherokee, passed away Sunday morning, May 13, 2018, at Cherokee Specialty Care.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. The Rev. Barb Dinelli will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. There will be a family prayer service at 10:45 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Visitation will be 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, with the family present 5 to 7 p.m., at the funeral home. Online condolences can be left at

Betty was born on Sept. 21, 1925, in Turin, Iowa, to Alfred and Vivian (Cripe) Porter. She attended schools in Alta, Castana, and Fairview, Iowa, moving to Cherokee in the 1930s.

She was married to Forrest "Bud" Ammons on Dec. 3, 1945, in Cherokee. Betty and her husband lived their entire married life in Cherokee. They were active in raising and showing Quarter horses.

Betty was a flower lover, and enjoyed sharing them with others. She enjoyed her owl collection, family gatherings, and playing cards with family and friends. She loved people and did lots of volunteer work and was always willing to help others. Betty was a member of the St. Paul's United Methodist Church, past church circle president of 18 years and past president of the U.M.W., and a member L.A. Wescott Post 2253 Auxiliary, being a past president, Military Order of the Cootie, being a past president, and past president of Sac Fox 35. She was a past V.F.W. District president. She retired from all her active affairs in 1991.

She is survived by a brother, Wayne Sievert of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; two sisters, Malvena Schnetter of Alta, Iowa, and Marian Larimer of Sioux City; two sisters-in-law, Connie Sievert of Ankeny, Iowa, and Lois Sievert of Alta; many nieces and nephews; and special friends, Jan Cook and Caroline Jensen of Cherokee.

She was preceded in death by her mother and stepfather, Vivian and Roy Roberts; her husband, Bud on Oct. 2, 1976; an infant son, Larry; a sister, Ruby (Glen) Strandberg; brothers, Charles (Ione), Albert, Wilbert, Lawrence and Richard Sievert; brothers-in-law, Robert Schnetter and Ivan Larimer; and nephews, Henry Schnetter and Paul Darnell.

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