Betty Welchans Tyner
May 3, 1924 - June 30, 2018

Betty Welchans Tyner

Betty Welchans Tyner
May 3, 1924 - Jun 30, 2018

Betty Welchans Tyner

Betty J. Roberts Welchans Tyner died peacefully in her sleep at the Grapevine Medical Lodge in Grapevine, Texas on June 30, 2018 at the age of 94.

Betty was born on May 3, 1924 in Riverton, IA on her mother's birthday to John and Myrtle Roberts. Following her graduation from Riverton High School in 1942, she moved to Shenandoah, IA with her parents where she worked at Woolworths for a year.

On March 20, 1943, Betty married W. Dale Welchans of rural Riverton. In 1948, Dale and Betty purchased their own farm near Farragut, IA where they lived for the remainder of their 40 year marriage. In 1985, Betty married M. Eugene Tyner of Shenandoah, IA. In 1989 they moved to Kimberling City, MO. Following Gene's death in 2005, Betty moved to Lakeland, FL in 2007 to be near her daughter Joy, son-in-law Dennis, and granddaughter Kristy's family. Betty loved living in Florida and especially enjoyed watching the wildlife which included herons, ducks and geese that she hand fed from her patio.

In 2015, Betty moved into the Grapevine Medical Lodge Care Center in Grapevine, TX near her son Robert. She resided there until her passing.

Betty was an active member of the Farragut community for many years. She was a member of the Farragut United Methodist Church teaching Sunday School, serving as Church School Superintendent and a member of the UMW. She also was a 4-H leader in the community. She worked briefly at both Robert's Grocery and Danny's Market in Farragut and at Howard's Sporting Goods in Shenandoah, IA.

Betty was an accomplished oil paint artist completing many beautiful paintings that adorn the walls of her family's homes yet today. She loved to dance, enjoyed gardening, canning, bird watching/feeding, dogs, collecting and refurbishing antiques, genealogy, reading, traveling, babysitting her grandchildren and attending their sporting events. Betty was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, John and Myrtle Roberts, infant sister, husband W. Dale Welchans (1983); grandson Chad Hackett (1999) and husband M. Eugene Tyner (2005).

Betty is survived by her son, Robert Welchans and Deb Stuart of Grapevine, TX; daughter, Joy Welchans Hackett and husband Dennis of Lakeland, Florida; granddaughter, Kristy Hackett Strawbridge of Lakeland, FL; grandsons, Eron Welchans and wife Katie of Omaha, NE, Jacob Welchans and wife Sylvia of Des Moines, IA and Lucas Welchans of Des Moines, IA; great grandchildren Aslyn, Maryn, B. Hackett and Theodore Strawbridge; Emily, Brighid and Noah Welchans; Step-daughter, Terri Griffith Ward of Riverton and step-grandchildren Clinton and Amanda.

A public graveside service will be held Wednesday, July 11 at 10:30 am at the Farragut Cemetery with family visitation following at the Farragut United Methodist Church. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Betty's life.

Memorials may be sent to the Farragut Cemetery Beautification Fund, 3914 250th St., Farragut, IA 51639.

 
 

Chuck Morgan on Jul 3, 2018

Joy and Bob, I was sorry to read about your mother on KMA this week. I, too, have good memories of Betty from the Methodist Church and just being in the community. I know Mother enjoyed working with Betty when they both were involved with 4-H.
Chuck Morgan

Joyce Supernaw on Jul 2, 2018

Joy and Bob I have many fond memories of times spent with Betty and Dale and then Gene. She loved showing us the sights of Kimberling City and Branson area. I'll always remember her as my first customer at my Beauty Shop in Farragut. We had many good times together. Rest in peace Betty, my sympathies to the family

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