In Memory of

Betty June Goodburn

February 24, 1928 - September 24, 2015
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
Tony Goodburn Rachael Goodburn Michael Schmitz Brian Goodburn Alex Goodburn Joe Goodburn
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 'She Loved' 'His Eye Is On The Sparrow' 'I'll Fly Away' by Kay Dettmann
Marcus Amherst Cemetery Marcus, Iowa


Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“My condolences go out to You all. My Mother passed away 2 1/2 years now. They have been friends for ever. Betty always greeted us with a smile. They are probable catching up on old times. My prayers are with you.”
- Margaret
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Karon, I am so sorry to hear about your mom's passing! It is hard to lose your mother! Hang on to all your memories. They will bring out loud laughter on occasion! My sincere sympathies to you and the rest of the family! Luci Ferrin Silbey, Ia 51249”
- Luci Ferrin
Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Karon, I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Rose told me yesterday. I'll by thinking of you and your family.”
- Stephanie Seyer
Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“My heart is with you & yours, Karon. They don't make 'em like that, anymore! Your Mom thought it was important to take the girls out for lunch, the best SF had to offer and dressed for the occasion so that we could experience a bit of 'her day'. What style! Our lunches always started out very prim & proper and ended in raucous laughter. Times gone now, but always remembered with appreciation, fondness and a smile. Lani”
- Lani K White
Friday, September 25, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, you are in our thoughts and prayer ”
- Randy and Ruth Reusch
Friday, September 25, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Our sincere sympathy in the loss of Betty. What fun our families had many memories of fun with Elmer and Betty over the years. I know your memories of your mother are precious and many! I can still here her little laugh that was so infectiious. ”
- Rose Ann Hansen
Friday, September 25, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“I'm so sorry to hear about Betty. We will see you Sunday.”
- Vangie Cowen
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