Betty  Cantrell
Betty R. Cantrell, 94, of Ottumwa, died at 5:50 p.m. October 11, 2019 at Hospice House in Ottumwa.
She was born November 2, 1924 in Ottumwa to Benjamin Franklin and Zadie May Rown Agee. She married Glen Cantrell and he preceded her in death October 29, 1981. She married James Lowe and he preceded her in death in August of 1999.
A resident of Ottumwa all her life, she had worked at John Morrell and Co. for 24 years and at North Hy-Vee Bakery for 9 years.
She was a lifetime member of Davis Street Christian Church. Betty's favorite hobby was spending time with her family.
Surviving is a son, David (Linda) Cantrell of Dubuque; 9 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; a sister, Martha Fort of Ottumwa.
She was preceded in death by a son, Garry Cantrell; 5 brothers, Roy, Orville, Emmett, Ralph and Don Agee; 3 sisters, Nellie Stuehm, Lucille Teeter and Dorothy Canny.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Reece Funeral Home with Rev. James H. Wakelin officiating. Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday with the family present from 1 p.m. Tuesday until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Davis Street Christian Church.
The family would like to thank Hospice serving Davis and Wapello Counties and their staff for their excellent care.
Published on October 14, 2019


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Penney (Holley) Wells
Oct 15, 2019
Oh what a great lady has passed! Rejoice she is with her loved ones in heaven! I know Mom and Dad will be so happy to see her! Love you Betty!