Betty June Goodburn, the daughter of Frank and Margaret (Hammond) Shove, was born February 24, 1928, in Cherokee, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Cherokee where she attended school and graduated from high school.
Following graduation, Betty worked for Royer's Jewelry and the local drugstore. On August 21, 1949, she was united in marriage to Elmer Goodburn in Cherokee. They were blessed with two children, Karon and Bob. The family moved to the family farm near Marcus and Betty worked on the farm and helped raise their children. After retirement, she and Elmer moved from the farm into Marcus.
Betty was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus. She was also Women's Society Chair, Circle Chair, and a member of the Eastern Star. She had many hobbies which included crocheting, knitting, quilting, sewing, cake decorating, ceramics, shopping, bowling, cooking, baking, decorating for the holidays, and playing cards. She also loved dancing and was known in high school days for her and her dancing partner to "clear the floor". She often commented that she wished that Elmer could dance. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be remembered for her quick wit and willingness to help people.
On September 24, 2015, Betty passed away at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus, at the age of 87. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Goodburn; parents, Frank and Margaret Shove; two granddaughters, Sarah Schmitz and Courtney Young; one grandson, Caleb Goodburn; one sister, Delores Reiter; and several sisters and brothers-in-law.
She will be lovingly remembered by her two children; Karon (Nub) Schmitz of Brandon, SD, and Bob (Susan) Goodburn of Marcus, IA; eight grandchildren: Tony Goodburn, Rachel Goodburn, Michael (Joselyn) Schmitz, Brian (Tanya) Goodburn, Alex (Amanda) Goodburn, Joe Goodburn, David Goodburn, and Thien Goodburn; several great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Leila Goodburn-Wolf of Cherokee, IA, and Marge Goodburn of Cherokee, IA; she is also survived by several nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 28, 2015, at the United Methodist Church in Marcus.
Pastor Ron Rice
Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon with the family present during that time at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Marcus.
'How Great Thou Art' by congregaton
'His Eye Is On The Sparrow'
'I'll Fly Away' by Kay Dettmann
Marcus Amherst Cemetery