Betty A. Witt Chase - 85
10/28/1930 - 7/2/2016
Betty Ann Witt Chase, age 85, of Clinton, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2016 at the Alverno Health Care Facility. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday July 6, 2016 at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, DeWitt. Casket bearers will be David Witt, Ryan Rebelsky, Mike Sexton, Darryl Sexton Jr., Ben Witt and David Green. Honorary casket bearers will be Mitch and Mason Kagemann, Jake Drury and Logan Scott. Singing for the services will be Jadin and Jordin Witt and Myrna Franzen. Betty was born in Jackson County on October 28, 1930, the daughter of Benjamin and Florence Mae (Fortner) Thomas. She attended Charlotte Schools. Betty married Harold Witt on June 2, 1948 in DeWitt and they farmed for many years in the Dixon, IA area. She later married Kenneth Chase on April 9, 1985 in Morrison. Kenneth passed away on November 30, 2009. Betty was a longtime waitress at restaurants in DeWitt, Camanche and Clinton, including Reynold’s Restaurant and Casa Duran. She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren, dancing, playing BINGO, going to the casino and especially socializing. With her cheerful personality and vibrant smile, Betty was loved by many and will be greatly missed. Betty is survived by three daughters; Barb (Daryl) Hook of Morrison, Judy Sexton of Clinton and Rita (Mark) Walton of Clinton; four sons, Larry (Vicki) Witt of Davenport, Dave (Chrissy) Witt of Castle Rock, CO, Doug (Jill) Witt of Clinton and Jeff (Lisa) Witt of Clinton; a step-son, Kevin (Barb) Chase of Clinton; 21 grandchildren; two step-grandsons; several great grandchildren; a brother, Russell Thomas of Geneseo, IL and a sister-in-law, Geraldine Thomas of Davenport. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son Randy in 1978, a grandson, two great grandchildren; a son-in-law, Darryl Sexton Sr. and three brothers, Kenneth, Floyd and Benjamin.
Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday July 6, 2016 at the Pape Funeral Home.