Betty McGlothlen

Betty McGlothlen

Des Moines

Betty McGlothlen, 96, passed away on April 13, 2014 at Fountain West Care Center in West Des Moines. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Masonic Cemetery in Des Moines.

Betty was born on June 13, 1917 in Burlington, Iowa, the daughter of Robert and Bessie Lyon. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Des Moines. She was united in marriage to Art McGlothlen on January 20, 1945 in Little Rock, Arkansas. They made their home in Des Moines, where Betty worked as a cafeteria manager for the Des Moines School District for 17 years. She retired in 1980. Betty was a member of Westminster Church and enjoyed needle work and decorating their home.

Betty was preceded in death by her loving husband of 68 years, Art in 2013. She is survived by daughter, Susan (Donald) Moses of Oakland, TN; son, Arthur Russell McGlothlen III of Des Moines; two grandchildren, Brandy (Danny) Benard of Arlington, TN and Kimberly (Chad) Baker of Oakland, TN; four great grandchildren, Bailey and Brooke Benard and Olivia and Keriann Baker.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church.


Funeral Home

Iles Funeral Home - Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road  Des Moines, IA 50322
(515) 276-4567

Published in Des Moines Register on Apr. 15, 2014