Betty Bussa


COLUMBUS JUNCTION, IOWA – Betty Janet Tolle Bussa, 80, formerly of Rigrish Addition in Sciotoville, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at Colonial Manor in Columbus Junction, Iowa. Born on April 12, 1933, in Idaho, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late William and Olive Woods Scowden, was a member of the Sciotoville Christian Church and was formerly employed for GTE in Portsmouth as an operator and later as a service clerk.

Also preceding Betty in death were her husband, Alton Tolle; a daughter, Debra Barlowe; brothers, James and Ronald Scowden; a sister, Virginia "Fern" Holdeman; a great-grandson, Jordan; and twin great-granddaughters, Alexis and Samantha.

Surviving are a daughter, Zetta (Steve) Brisker of Muscatine, Iowa; grandchildren, Bill (Kim) Tolle of Minford, Shane (Michele) Brisker of Davenport, Iowa, Dia (Jim) Proctor of Moscow, Iowa, and Courtney Wynkoop of Maui, Hawaii; and great-grandchildren, Jacob, Codie, McKenna, Regan, Ian, Kalli, Kaleb, Hannah, Michael and Dara.

Also survivors include a brother, Richard (Bertha) Scowden of Peebles; a sister, Sharon (Terry) Williams of Peebles; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at the BRANT FUNERAL HOME IN SCIOTOVILLE with Mike Simpson officiating. A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday at the Locust Grove Cemetery in Adams County. The family will receive friends at Brant's from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation, Alzheimer's research, Breast Cancer research, or the Sciotoville Christian Church. To offer condolences visit

Funeral Home

Brant Funeral Service - Sciotoville - Sciotoville
422 Harding Avenue  Sciotoville, OH 45662
(740) 776-2115

Published in The Daily Times from Feb. 13 to Feb. 15, 2014