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“Sorry for your loss may God be with you in your time of need ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Dee stoneburner - fort dodge, IA

“Aunt Bette was a very special lady. She was wonderful and loving and fun and didn't put up with any shenanigans. I'm so sorry for your loss, Terry,...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Cheryl Howell - Westminster, CA

“May God wrap his arms around Bette's entire family to comfort them and guide them through their time of lose. Only god can understand the pain of...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Jim & Frankie Wilcox West - IA

“So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family and friends. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Donna Botts - Sandwich, IL

“Today I'm remembering Aunt Bette for her special caring nature. She was a very special Aunt and I always enjoyed our phone calls. My parents, my...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Rick Long - Maple Grove, MN

“Kevin & Beth, Praying for the Lord's blessings and His loving arms around you and your family to give you comfort. Keeping you in my prayers. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Elaine Winchell - Dayton, IA

“So very sorry for the loss for Betty's loved ones. A special hug for her niece Debi Slawson. I know you will miss her. Much love my friend. ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Dorothy Grossnickle - Lehigh, IA

“So sorry for your loss, my memories are of a wonderful woman, especially a wonderful mother. I think of her often as she taught me how to do laundry....Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Cary Kirkberg Estlund - FD

“Terry, Kathy and Kevin, You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Hugs, Sharon Smith Schilling ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Sharon Smith Schilling - Mission, TX

“Betty loved all the children who came to her home and they loved her. I remember her spoon collection and how proud she was of her family. I am sorry...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Theresa Sell - Manson, IA

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11 of 12 | Posted by: Theresa Sell - Manson, IA

“Kathy, Terry, Kevin and Family,Our thoughts and our prayers are with you all at this sad time as we celebrate the life of Bette. May God comfort you...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Lora Brown - Sarasota, FL

Elizabeth "Bette" Wickwire, 87, of Dayton, Iowa, and formerly of Lehigh, passed away on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at Grandview Health Care Center in Dayton.

Bette's wishes were to be cremated. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, February 2, 2015, at the United Methodist Church in Dayton with visitation one hour prior to the service at the Church. Rev. L.J. Hartley & Rev. Dr. Karen Young will officiate. Burial will be at West Lawn Cemetery in Lehigh. For online obituaries & condolences please visit:

Elizabeth Esther Linn was born on February 7, 1927, in Lehigh, Iowa, the daughter of Luther and Ophelia (Curtis) Linn. She attended Lehigh schools.

In September of 1944, Bette was united in marriage to Bob Wickwire on the Wickwire family farm near Lehigh. To this union three children were born: Terry, Kathy, and Kevin.

Bette was a former member of the U.B./Christian Church of Lehigh and a current member of the United Methodist Church in Dayton. Bette loved children and devoted her life to caring for them. Her hobbies included crafting, baking, and working in her garden.

Survivors include her daughter, Kathy Wickwire (Martha Brown) Delray Beach, Florida; two sons, Terry (Kas) Wickwire of Apache Junction, Arizona, and Kevin (Beth) Wickwire of Dayton, Iowa; four grandchildren, Terri (Nick) Wickwire Bogden, Amanda Wickwire Buczko, Robbie and Katie Wickwire; five great-grandchildren, Alex and Sarah Bogden, Jacob, Joseph, and Joshua Buczko; two brothers, Charles "Bill" Linn of Stratford, Iowa, and Gerald "Gus" (Phyllis) Linn of Boone, Iowa; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Bob Wickwire on April 27, 2000, two sisters, Elsie Jamison and Pearl Newell, and two brothers, Wayne Linn and Dean Linn.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.

Upcoming Funeral Services
Sunday evening visitation has been CANCELLED.


West Lawn Cemetery

Lehigh, IA 50557