Betty Jean (Ellis) Fuller (1922 - 2013)

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Betty Jean (Ellis) Fuller

Las Vegas, Nevada

Betty Jean Fuller, 91, died February 18, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada from cancer. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 27, at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery.

Betty Jean Ellis was born in Valley Junction and graduated from Valley High School in 1940. She lived most of her life in the West Des Moines area before moving to Las Vegas in 2004.

She was a homemaker and a former employee of Younkers Department Store. Betty Jean enjoyed traveling and entering contests. She loved life and her family.

Survivors include a son, Gene (Patty) of Cherokee Village, Arkansas; a daughter, Betty Lou Fuller of West Des Moines; three grandchildren, Michael (Marianna) Fuller of Lewiston, Idaho, Malynda (Derek) Mason of Beaverton, Oregon, and Allen Fuller, of Lenexa, Kansas; five great grandchildren; and step-sister, Virginia Ellis DeLawter of Florida. She was preceded in death by her husband, Byron. They were married 56 years.

Memorial contributions may be made to Maple Grove United Methodist Church Hope Fund or Animal Rescue League of IA. Online condolences are welcomed at


Funeral Home
Iles Funeral Home - Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road  Des Moines, IA 50322
(515) 276-4567
Funeral Home Details
Published in Des Moines Register from Feb. 24 to Feb. 26, 2013
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