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Margretta 'Betty' Mouw

September 27, 1921 — July 15, 2015


September 27, 1921
near Sheldon, Iowa

July 15, 2015
Sanborn, Iowa

10:30 A.M. Monday, July 20, 2015
First Reformed Church, Boyden, Iowa
Pastor Brian Schafer Officiating

Visitation with the family present will be from
2:00 4:00pm on Sunday, July 19, 2015
at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon, Iowa.

Just A Closer Walk With Thee
Sung by: Wil George

Amazing Grace
What A Friend We Have In Jesus
Organist: Leila Moret

Grand & Great-grandchildren
Haley Mouw Chase Hernandez
Mason Mouw Allie Mouw
Mallory Drunkenmiller Laura Mouw
Michael Mouw

Grand & Great-grandchildren
Joshua Mouw Cody Koedam
David Mouw Scott Jones
Beth Jones Tricia Mouw

Sheridan Township Cemetery
Boyden, Iowa

After the graveside service, relatives and friends are invited to
join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.

Arrangements under the care of
Vander Ploeg Funeral Home, Sheldon, Iowa


Margretta Betty Mouw, the daughter of Leonard Jr. and Jennie (Salie) Kleyne was born September 27, 1921 on a farm near Sheldon, Iowa. She attended a country school near Boyden and graduated from the Boyden High School in 1939; she continued her education and attended Northwestern College for a year. On December 20, 1940, she was united in marriage to Maurice Joe Mouw on her parents farm. The couple farmed near Boyden their entire married life, living on the home place until they moved into Boyden in 1968. Betty worked for the United States Post Offices in Sheldon and Boyden for many years. Maurice preceded her in death on September 30, 2006 in Sheldon; Betty remained in her home until moving to Fieldcrest Assisted Living in Sheldon, Iowa in 2008. Betty passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at the Prairie View Home in Sanborn, Iowa, reaching the age of 93 years, 9 months and 19 days.
She was a faithful member of the First Reformed Church in Boyden. She enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and playing cards.
Betty leaves to cherish her memory her two sons and their wives, Dennis and Sandra Mouw of Sheldon, Iowa; Daryl and Linda Mouw of Sheldon, Iowa; four grandchildren, David and Laura Mouw of Boyden, Iowa Michael Mouw of South Korea, Beth and Scott Jones of Logansport, Indiana, Tricia Mouw of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; six great-grandchildren, Joshua and Allie Mouw; Haley Mouw; Mason Mouw; Mallory Drunkenmiller; Cody Koedam; Chase Hernandez; two great-great grandchildren, Collin and Aubrey Mouw; she is also survived by a sister-in-law, Bernice Mouw of Sheldon, Iowa; nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice; her parents; a sister and her husband, Mina and Earl Fouts and a brother-in-law, Tom Mouw.
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