Betty Jean Hays

Written by Theresa Rose on September 25, 2015

Betty Jean Hays, 70, of Keosauqua died Thursday September 24, 2015 at home. She was born November 23, 1944 near Stockport to Joseph and Berniece Martin Carter, graduated from Stockport High School, lived in Des Moines, Los Angeles, CA and Sauk Rapids, MN and moved back to Keosauqua in 2013. She had been married to Ron Hays and they divorced.

Betty worked in the office of a mattress factory in Los Angeles and moved to Minnesota when the company moved their factory there. Reading was Betty’s favorite pastime.

Surviving are a brother, William J. Carter (Bonnie) of Keosauqua and nieces and nephews. Her parents preceded her in death.

Betty’s body has been cremated. A graveside service and burial will be in Spencer Cemetery, rural Stockport at 10:00 A.M. Monday September 28, 2015 with Larry Shipley officiating. Memorials to the family to assist with final expenses may be brought to the service, left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 20408 Jersey Avenue, Keosauqua, IA 52565. Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua is handling the arrangements.