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Betty "Betts" Baxter

Female 1930 - 1997


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  • Name  Betty "Betts" Baxter  [1, 2, 3
    Nickname  Betts 
    Born  18 Jul 1930  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Female 
    Alt. Spelling/AKA 
    • Morning Sun High School records spelled her given name "Bettie."
    High School  1947  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Morning Sun High School 
    Residence  Mar 1979  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died  3 Sep 1997  Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cause: cancer 
    Obituary  4 Sep 1997  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Betty "Betts" Hobbs, 67, of Morning Sun, died Wednesday, September 3, 1997, at Burlington Medical Center.

      Born July 18, 1930, at Morning Sun, she was the daughter of William and Nellie Hesler Baxter. She married Howard Hobbs June 18, 1950, at Morning Sun.

      She was a 1947 graduate of Morning Sun High School. Mrs. Hobbs was a cook for the Morning Sun Community School and was manager of the Indian Hills Golf and Country Club.

      She was a 50-year member of the United Methodist Church at Morning Sun and the United Methodist Women.

      Survivors include her husband; two sons, Nick Hobbs of Bettendorf and Todd Hobbs of Norwalk; one daughter, Sharon Ball of Mount Ayr; and seven grandchildren.

      She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and an infant grandson.

      Friends may call after noon today with the family receiving friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Morning Sun.

      The funeral for Mrs. Hobbs will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church at Morning Sun with the Reverend Thelma Subramanain officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery at Morning Sun.

      Memorials have been established for the American Cancer Society and the United Methodist Church of Morning Sun.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Betty G. Hobbs; born: 18 July 1930; died: 3 September 1997 (V); last residence: 52640 (Morning Sun, Louisa, Iowa); last benefit: (none specified); state where issued: Iowa
    Buried  5 Sep 1997  Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I22096  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  William T. Baxter,   b. 9 Apr 1896, Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1969, Memorial Hospital, Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Nellie Hesler,   b. 26 Aug 1894, Friend, Saline County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1952, Mercy Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  14 Nov 1914  Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Issue 
    • There were three children from this marriage.
    Family ID  F8416  Group Sheet

    Family  Howard Wendell Hobbs 
    Children 
     1. Nick B. Hobbs
     2. Todd W. Hobbs
     3. Sharon K. Hobbs
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F7902  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S9741] Hobbs, Howard Wendell - Citizen of the Year 2003, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, Thursday, July 10, 2003; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    2. [S3251] Hobbs, Betty "Betts" (Baxter) - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, September 4, 1997; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S8008] Louisa's History - Volume 9 Number 4 Morning Sun Graduates, (originally published in Louisa's History by the Louisa County Historical Society, Volume 9, Number 4, October 2008; Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S6319] Baxter, Towy Ellen (Thomas/Torbert) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 15, March 22, 1979; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S3507] Baxter, William T. - Obituary, (originally published in The Muscatine Journal, page 3, January 10, 1969; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S3508] Baxter, Nellie (Hesler) - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 12, February 8, 1952; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).