Betty J. Egeland age 85, of Huxley, Iowa passed away at her home Saturday, October 19, 2013 after a long courageous battle with cancer. A Celebration of life funeral service was held Tuesday, Oct. 22 at Palestine Lutheran Church in rural Huxley with burial at the church cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to: Palestine Lutheran Church in Huxley.

Betty was born January 20, 1928 in Prole, Iowa the daughter of James and Violet Eagan. She graduated from Martensdale-St Marys High School in 1945. She married Robert Egeland on June 2, 1948 in Des Moines, Iowa. Betty and Robert made their home in Maxwell and Huxley. She worked as a secretary for an insurance company in Des Moines before retiring. She was active in Palestine Lutheran Church where she was a member and involved with circles and different committees.

Betty is survived by her husband Robert Egeland, her children, Barb (John) Maier of Woodward; James (Diann) Egeland of Madrid; Deb (Allan) Kopaska of Polk City, David (Sandra) Egeland of Montgomery, Tx; Daniel (Kathryn) Egeland of Winnetka, IL; grandchildren, Jonathan (Pamela) Maier, Christopher (Anne) Maier, Jennifer (Cade) Lambert, Nathaniel (Angela) Maier, Adam (Melissa) Egeland, Rachel (Tyler) Farnham, Amber (Kevin) Miller, Holley Backus, Bryan ( Jennifer) Kopaska, Kevin (Melissa) Kopaska, Andrew Kopaska, Kimberly, Heather Egeland, Camden, Kasha, & Daniella Egeland;18 great grandchildren; two sisters, Mary (Eric) Cleveland and Joan (John) Lynch.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

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