Betty Perkins

Died: Wed., Apr. 10, 2019


Celebration of Life

2:00 PM Sat., May 04, 2019
Location: Corner Market


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Betty Jean McConahay Perkins of rural Morning Sun, died Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at the Colonial Manor of Columbus Junction.  Betty was born August 19, 1924 in Louisa County, the first child of Alvin Russell ‘Pete’ McConahay and Blanche Marshall McConahay.  She married Leslie James Perkins on July 3, 1942 in Canton, Missouri.

She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary of Glenn Allen Post 5166 of Wapello and was the secretary and treasurer of the USS Birmingham Reunion Group.  She worked at the Louisa County Historical Society and Museum for many years.  Betty was an avid NASCAR fan, a fisherman, and a craft person.  She loved all of nature and gardening and enjoyed the flowers and vegetables that resulted.  She was also a great dancer and she and Les would dance into the wee hours.

Her survivors include three sons, Jim & Vicki of Oskaloosa, Ron & Sherri of Olympia, Washington, and Rich & Wanda of Wapello; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; a sister, Phyllis McKinney of Toolesboro; and a brother, Larry & Jo McConahay of Iowa City.  She was preceded in death by her parents; Les, her husband of sixty-one years; an infant daughter; three brothers, Robert, Wayne, and Keith; and two sisters, Charlotte and Margorie.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Corner Market in Wapello  where memories can be shared.

The Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello is providing the care and arrangements.

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Jean Bermel
   Posted Thu April 11, 2019
Rich and family: My prayers are with the family. Your parents enjoyed life together and did many things with their VFW dance friends.

maxine mabeus
   Posted Mon April 15, 2019
Dear Perkins family,
I always enjoyed the flowers, neat yard with the pond in the background as we drove machinery past your parents home! They loved the land and took care of it!
Talk about the good times with grandkids to show their love,

Sincerely, Maxine Small Mabeus

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