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Betty A. Whitney, 79

Apr 14, 2008

Delavan — Betty A. Whitney, age 79, of Delavan died April 4, 2008 in Mesa, Ariz. A memorial service will be held this summer in Delavan with a final resting place in Lura Cemetery.

She was born in Lakota, Iowa on Jan. 10, 1929 to Hillard and Freeda (Nelson) Abbas.

Betty was an active member in the Delavan Methodist Church, Delavan Book Club, Farm Bureau, Faribault County Fair, 4-H, County Extension project group and spent numerous volunteer hours at DHS, Inc.

Betty is survived by her husband of 59 years William “Bill” Whitney Jr. of Delavan, children Terry (Janice) Whitney of Delavan, Wendy (Don) Nickel of Kiester, Tracy (Kay) Whitney of Mapleton and Tom Whitney of Mesa. Four grandchildren Crystal (Larry) Phillips, Luke (Nicole) Whitney, Brian Whitney and Jodie Whitney. Four great-grandchildren Natalie Whitney, Grant Phillips, Preston Whitney and Keenan Whitney. Siblings Anna Tjaden, Elsie Purdy, Walter Abbas, Margie Wallace and Gloria Purdie.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Art Abbas, Ernest Abbas, and sisters Sylvia Heyes and Violet Johnson.