Betty Jean Stravers, age 92 of Prairie City, passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at Senior Suites in Urbandale. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at Coburn Funeral Home in Prairie City. Burial will follow at Waveland Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home prior to the service. Memorials may be directed in Betty's name to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be left for the family at www.coburnfuneralhomes.com
The daughter of Pete and Emma (Vander Waal) Steenhoek, Betty was born on April 5, 1925, in Prairie City. She graduated from Prairie City High School. On October 14, 1943, she was united in marriage to Laurence Stravers. Following her marriage, Betty farmed with her husband in the Prairie City and Vandalia area most of their life
Those left to honor her memory include her two sons, Gene (Donna) Stravers of Runnells and David (Connie) Stravers of West Des Moines; five grandchildren, Tony (Shelley) Stravers, Justin (Lori Reynolds) Breckenridge, Jason (Tanya) Stravers, Nicholas Stravers and Erica (RJ) Meyer; 14 great grandchildren and three sisters-in-law, Betty Howse, Beverly Elrod, and Beverly Steenhoek. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband and a brother, Raymond Steenhoek.
Betty Jean was a very dear friend and a great lady, we loved to get together and talk about the good old days when we all went to church at Vandalia Four-Square Church and the great people who made this all possible , such great memories , your mom and dad were faithful servants of God ,. My deepest sympathy to you David & Gene and your families .
David & Gene--Your mom and dad were great neighbors to my mom and dad. I have very fond memories growing-up of both of them. My deepest sympathy to you.
Donna, Gene, and all the family...I am so sorry for your loss! She was always so nice to me. I hope you find comfort in knowing she's gone to the Lord now. Love you all!
I always enjoyed your mothers smile and friendly nature my deepest sympathy
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