Betty Berven, 84

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Funeral services for Betty L. Berven, 84, of Albert Lea will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. from Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. The Rev. Kent Otterman will officiate. Burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the services.
Betty died on Saturday Oct. 10, 2009, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Elizabeth Louiza Simpson Berven was born on Dec. 11, 1924, in Clearmont, Missouri the daughter of Benjamin and Susie ( Adkins) Rogers. Betty grew up in the Clearmont area where she attended and graduated in 1943 from Clearmont High School. She was united in marriage to Delbert Simpson on Nov. 18, 1943, in Missouri. The family moved to Freeborn county in the early 1950’s. After the death of Delbert, Betty was married to Allen Berven on March 31, 1984, in Glenville. Betty worked at Streaters for 18 years when she retired. She was a member of the Glenville United Methodist Church. Betty was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She loved her animals especially her dogs. Spending time with her family and friends was her greatest joy.  She will be missed greatly.
Betty is survived by her children: Delbert Jr. and wife Julaine Simpson, Albert Lea, David Simpson, Albert Lea, Mary Coxworth, Castalia, Iowa, and Rita and husband Brian Rehdantz, Glenville; step children: Larry and wife LeAnn Berven, Lonnie and wife Kim Berven and Lynn and wife Jan Berven; grandchildren: Brittany Simpson, Susan (Mike) Rehdantz, James (Carissa) Rehdantz, Heather Rehdantz, Harlan Simpson, Scott (Chris) Coxworth, Ray John (Diana) Coxworth, Barton (Sarah) Berven, Sari Berven, Amanda Bartholmey, Laura Swank, Mike Berven, Brad Berven, Tracey Briggs and Todd Berven; great-grandchildren: Hannah Berven, Ashlyn Berven, Caitlin Coxworth, Cody Coxworth, Zane Anderson, Jessica Norgard and Justin Norgard; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Her special pets, Diva, Otto, Petey, Zeke, Jade, Micky, Homer, Auron and Evrae.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents; son, Roger; husbands: Delbert Simpson and Allen Berven; brothers: LeRoy, Henry and Edward Rogers; sister, Lena Pruitt, and special dogs: Missy, Dusty and AJ.

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