Betty L. Hixson, 91, of Columbus Junction, died Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at her home. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, March 5, 2022, at 10:30 AM at the Beatty Funeral Home in Washington. The service will be available via Livestream at the Beatty Peterseim Facebook page. Burial will follow at Oregon Township Cemetery in Ainsworth. Visitation will be held from 9 AM until the time of service on Saturday. A memorial fund has been established for Salem Church of God Ainsworth, or Hospice of Washington County.
Betty L. (Miller) Hixson was born March 1, 1930, at home in LaPlata, Missouri, the daughter of Willie Glen and Mabel (Schoemaker) Miller. She graduated from Ainsworth High School. On November 17, 1947, she was united in marriage to John Hixson in Columbus Junction. Betty was a homemaker and farm wife until the age of 61. She then began working as a dietary aid at Halcyon House in Washington, where she worked for 22 years. Betty was a member of the Salem Church of God in Ainsworth, enjoyed reading, bird watching, loved game shows, and never missed Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. She was a NASCAR fan, rooting for Kyle and Kurt Busch. Going to the races at Columbus Junction was an activity she enjoyed with her mother.
Survivors include her daughter Connie Meyer of Naperville, IL, son Larry (Kathy) Hixson of Brighton, IA; five grandchildren: Michael Meyer, Sherry Elliott, Lisa Hixson, Matt Hixson, Jason (Audrey) Hixson; four great-grandchildren: Katrina, Raeann, Harper and Holden, her sister Wilma Craig of Washington, IA and sister-in-law Elizabeth Miller of Columbus Junction, IA.
Preceding Betty in death were her parents, her husband John, and infant sister Ruby, and three siblings: Wanda Parcell, Louis Miller and Roy Dean Miller.