Betty Whitney
December 30, 1927 - August 23, 2019

Betty Whitney

Betty Whitney
Dec 30, 1927 - Aug 23, 2019

Betty Whitney

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Betty J. Whitney, 91, passed away on Friday, August 23, 2019, at Lutheran Living Senior Campus.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Reverend Pam Saturnia will officiate. Burial will take place in Buffalo Prairie Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4 until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Muscatine. Online condolences:

Betty was born on December 30, 1927, in rural Eliza, Illinois, the daughter of Ben and Ella Dunker Ziegenhorn. She married Albert J. 'A.J.' Whitney on April 6, 1947.

Betty helped her husband on the farm and was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Muscatine and Buffalo Prairie. She enjoyed bowling, playing cards, and gardening.

Those left to honor her memory include her brother, Howard Ziegenhorn of Lakeland, Florida; brother-in-law, Paul Togami of Wheatland, Illinois; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 2017; her only son, Curtis in 1974; her siblings Erma and Kenneth Fowler, Evelyn and James Metcalfe, Melvin and Betty Ziegenhorn, Marjorie and Ed Sloat, Mary and Harlo Ricketts, and Ernie and Margaret Ziegenhorn; brother-in-law, Raymond Whitney; and sister-in-laws, Geri Whitney, Faith Togami, and Mildred Ziegenhorn.


Joyce MarshLl on Aug 26, 2019

Aunt Betty was my favorite aunt. She took me to a store and bought me a dress when I was 7 and I was staying with her for a few days. Being one of 5 girls I had hand me downs or home made clothes a lot of times made out of feed sacks.

The last time I saw Betty we took Connie with us Betty grabbed Connie’s arm and she was so happy to have us there. Connie passed away last week. So now Betty and Connie are together again.



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Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home
1931 Houser Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home
1931 Houser Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
10:30 AM
Burial will take place in Buffalo Prairie Cemetery.

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