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Betty Travis

January 10, 1931 — January 29, 2021

Betty Travis

Betty Travis, 90, of Exira, Iowa, and formerly of Lewis, died Friday, January 29, 2021, at the Exira Care Center.

Betty Lou was born on January 10, 1931, on the family farm east of Lewis, Iowa, the daughter of William Harry and Lola Belle (Waller) Berry. She attended school in Lewis, and graduated from Lewis High School in 1950.

On January 7, 1951, she married Harry Travis, and they spent the first year of their marriage living in Houston, Texas, while he was in the service. In February 1952, they moved back to Lewis. Over the years Betty lived in Walnut and Atlantic, but the majority of her years were spent in Lewis. When the kids started school, Betty worked as a nurse's aide at the Atlantic and Oakland Care Centers. Betty served many meals to area residents at Bob's Downtowner, and before her retirement in 2004, she made donuts at Casey's in Griswold.

In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing and crocheting; making each of the grandkid’s patchwork turtles with her scraps. She was quick to tell you that she didn't quilt, but did make comforters, and also rugs out of old jeans. Betty knew her way around the kitchen; cooking delicious meals and tasty baked goods. Every Sunday before church, which she faithfully attended, she would prepare a roast so it was ready to enjoy after. When you visited her, you knew that there were always premade sugar cookies in the freezer ready to throw in the oven. In her younger years, she was an avid gardener and loved all kinds of flowers. She was a member of the Lewis Church of Christ; served on many committees, was a member of the ladies’ aide, and sang in the choir.

Betty is survived by her sons, Doug (fiancé, Kathy Stone) Travis and Paul (Jodi) Travis all of Lewis, IA; daughters, Denise Huey of Lewis, IA, and Jo Beth (Bob) Blay of Red Oak, IA; 9 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Pat Berry of Florence OR; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Lola Berry; daughter-in-law, Vicky Travis; brothers, Roger Berry and Richard Berry; sister, Wilma Weirich; great-granddaughter, Haley Marie McCormick; brother-in-law, Gerald Weirich; and sister-in-law, Arlene Berry.

Open visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Friday, February 5, 2021, at Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic. No visitation with the family present is planned.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, February 6, 2021, at the Lewis Church of Christ. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Lewis.

Memorials may be directed to the Lewis Church of Christ.

Roland Funeral Service is caring for Betty's family and her arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com.


In Loving Memory
Betty Travis

BORN
January 10, 1931 ~ East of Lewis, Iowa

DIED
January 29, 2021 ~ Exira, Iowa
At the age of 90 years & 19 days

FUNERAL SERVICE
10:30 a.m., Saturday, February 6, 2021
Lewis Church of Christ ~ Lewis, Iowa

OFFICIANT
Pastor David Anderson

PIANIST
Vickie Rhoads

MUSICAL SELECTIONS
“Then I Met the Master”
“Will There Be Any Stars In My Crown”
by Jim Berry

“In the Garden” by the Congregation

“Go Rest High On That Mountain” recorded by Vince Gill

CASKET BEARERS
Mike Travis
Shawn McCormick
Everett Cray
Seth Huey
Nick Blay
Jered Wilson

HONORARY CASKET BEARERS
Anthony Cray
Gabe Travis

FLOWER COMMITTEE
Michelle Cray
JoEllen Travis
Meagan Travis
Chelsie Wilson

INTERMENT
Oakwood Cemetery ~ Lewis, Iowa

Memorials may be directed to the Lewis Church of Christ.

Please join the family at the Lewis Community Building
for lunch and fellowship following the service at the cemetery.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Betty Travis, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Service

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Starts at 10:30 am

Lewis Church of Christ

410 Market St, Lewis, IA 51544

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Interment

Oakwood Cemetery Lewis, IA

, Lewis, IA 51544

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Reception

Lewis Community Center

400 W Main St, Lewis, IA 51544

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