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Betty Jean Huddleston Haines, 93, of Ottumwa died January 13, 2018 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center.
She was born October 28, 1924 in Des Moines to William and Agnes Stevens Ruskey. She married Bob "Hudd" Huddleston on October 24, 1942. He preceded her in death March 27, 1992. She married Robert F. Haines January 19, 1996. He preceded her in death March 29, 2006.
A resident of Ottumwa most of her life, she had attended Way of Peace Ministries. She enjoyed attending Bunco and Butterflies with her friends.
Surviving are two sons, Robert (Lael) Huddleston and Dennis (Marcia) Huddleston both of Ottumwa; a step-son, Rick (Sheryl) Haines of Ottumwa; 5 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; 7 step-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Dick Huddleston; a step-son, Bernard Dean Haines; a step-daughter, Neila Sheumaker; three brothers, Bernard Ruskey, James Ruskey and William Ruskey Jr.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor LuEllen Worth officiating. Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the family present from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to Way of Peace Ministries.
Published on January 15, 2018
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