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In Memory of

Betty Ann Schiebout

August 29, 1932 - April 20, 2017

Obituary


Betty Ann was born on August 28, 1933, the oldest of three daughters born of Tom and Nelle Reuvers. Betty has two sisters, Marlys, and Lila. The family farmed outside of Boyden, Iowa before retiring to Sheldon, Iowa where Betty met Herm Schiebout. They were married April 8, 1952.

Herm and Betty moved about during Herm's years of service with Army during the Korean War. It was during this time that their first daughter Cheryl Beth was born. After being discharged from the Army, Herm and Betty began farming in Jasper, Minnesota until...

Betty Ann was born on August 28, 1933, the oldest of three daughters born of Tom and Nelle Reuvers. Betty has two sisters, Marlys, and Lila. The family farmed outside of Boyden, Iowa before retiring to Sheldon, Iowa where Betty met Herm Schiebout. They were married April 8, 1952.

Herm and Betty moved about during Herm's years of service with Army during the Korean War. It was during this time that their first daughter Cheryl Beth was born. After being discharged from the Army, Herm and Betty began farming in Jasper, Minnesota until 1960 when they moved to Denver, Colorado. They had another daughter, Lisa Ann, whom they lost in 1959 at the age of two years. After moving to Denver, three more daughters were born, Janiece Sue, Dawn Renee and Janelle Lyn. In spite of sadness at Janelle's passing in 1989, life was full of love, laughter, and a cheerful welcome with the backdoor open to friends and family who stopped by for a cup of coffee or Sunday dinner.

Betty was an active member of their church community, volunteering as a Calvinette leader, singing in the church choir, and serving on the church building & grounds committee, in addition to serving as the church custodians with Herm. Betty was an avid seamstress, sewing clothes for her family including the wedding dresses for Cheryl, Janiece, and Dawn. Later this love of sewing turned to quilting and crafting. In retirement, Betty was a dedicated volunteer with the Christian Living Communities, logging over 7000 volunteer hours. In 2012, Betty was honored with the Earthen Vessel award from the Christian Living Communities in recognition of her time and talents given in service to the CLC. Additionally, Betty's grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her pride and joy. She loved being a grandma and helping care for the grandchildren when they were little. Pictures of the grandchildren and great-grandchildren were scattered throughout her house.

With her memory diminishing, Betty passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Betty will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. We will miss hearing Betty singing hymns in her lovely alto voice, and her welcoming personality. Memorials will be directed to the Alzheimer's Association and to Poplar Estates, Columbia, TN.