Bettie Lou Alt

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Bettie Lou Alt passed away quietly on Mother’s Day, May 13, in Nevada, Iowa. She loved her friends and family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed life, laughter and flower gardening.

Bettie was born Oct. 28, 1930, in Rockville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Giles Eli “Jack” and Laura Alberta “Lottie” (Dade) Griggs; her infant sister Shirley Sue; as well as her half-brothers Howard K. and Hillard E. Griggs. She joined the Catholic Church and was married for over 30 years to the father of her children, Donald Victor Alt (deceased). Bettie was a member of the Nevada, Mo., St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Altar Society for many years.

She is survived by her children Dennis (Nancy) Alt, of Shawnee, Kan., David (Susan) Alt, Nevada, Iowa, and Laura (Joel) Ramsey, Girard, Kan.; grandchildren, Nathan Alt (Brandi), Kelsey Alt, Patrick Alt (Kimberly), Laura Alt, Joshua Ramsey, Denton Ramsey (Suzy), Reed Ramsey and Dane Ramsey (Alli) and great-grandchildren Cooper Alt, Thayer Alt, Bryce Ramsey and Brody Ramsey.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 18, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Peter Savidge officiating. Rosary will be at 5 p.m. on Thursday at Ferry Funeral Home with visitation following until 7 p.m. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Nevada, Mo.

Memorials are suggested in her memory to the American Diabetes Association in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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