Betty's Story

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Betty Jane Pool, 94, went to be with her Lord on October 1, 2017. She was born July 18, 1923 in Fairfield, Iowa to William Warren and Madeline Maude McNeil Hinshaw. She married Wesley Pool on May 17, 1940 in Ottumwa, Iowa. Wesley passed away on September 24, 2010 after 70 years of marriage.

Jane was a talented seamstress, she worked for both Singer and White Sewing Machine for a total of 30 years. She also held various government jobs. Jane and Wes resided in many different places throughout their marriage including Kansas City, Missouri; San Francisco, Oakland and Sacramento, California; Las Vegas Nevada; Helena and Butte, Montana; and Douds, Iowa. While in Montana, Jane and Wes owned Singer Sewing Machine Stores.

In her final year, Jane resided at the Iowa Life Center in Des Moines, Iowa where she was loved and cared for. She had many staff members who enjoyed her sense of humor and frequently visited with her.

She is survived by her two nieces; Sally Hinshaw Oldham and Jacque Hinshaw Brown; and two nephews, Bill Hinshaw and Jerry Ruble.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wesley; twin brother, Jack Hinshaw; and two sisters, Ruth Schumacher and Virginia Peterka.

As were her wishes, her body has been cremated and no services are planned at this time. Burial will be in Leando Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences may be directed to www.pedrickfuneralhome.com.
Published on October 4, 2017
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