Betty Cruchelow Abbott

  • "Thank You Betty for being such a great friend to my mom all..."
    - brian hines
  • "My mom and I will miss Betty greatly. We didn't find out..."
    - Brian and Patty Hines
  • "I have good memories of Chuck and Betty. Sorry to hear of..."
    - V. Milner Sheets
  • "Betty we love you and you will be missed more than you..."
    - John Helvig

Betty Cruchelow Abbott

Des Moines

Betty Jean was born on March 9, 1929 to James and Blanche Cruchelow of Des Moines, Iowa. Betty was the older sister of Elizabeth Breheny Ford. She and her sister attended East High School in Des Moines, Iowa. After graduation and a few years of employment she met her husband to be, Charles J. Abbott. She went to work with Bankers Trust where she retired after 43 years as a check encoder. Both of Betty's parents, sister, and husband preceded Betty in death.

She is survived by one cousin, Rosemary Lehman of Sarasota, Florida; and three second cousins: John Helvig, David Helvig, and Kathleen Skeens; third cousin, Joshua Helvig; and other nieces and nephews on Charles Abbott's side of the family.

There will be a graveside service at Highland Memory Gardens on Saturday, May 10th, 2014 at 10 a.m.


Funeral Home
Merle Hay Funeral Home - Des Moines
4400 Merle Hay Road  Des Moines, IA 50310
(515) 278-4633
Funeral Home Details
Published in Des Moines Register on May 9, 2014
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