Betty  Gorden
Betty Lou Gorden, 66, of Ottumwa, died November 4, 2019 at home.
She was born October 8, 1953 in Ottumwa to Gerald and Ruth Kopp Long. She married Danny Gorden and he preceded her in death in July of 1990.
A 1971 graduate of Ottumwa High School, Betty had been an Ottumwa resident all of her life. She attended Jubilee Bible Church. Betty was a big wrestling fan, loved animals and she never met a stranger.
Surviving is her son, Brandon Gorden of Ottumwa; siblings, Fred (Nancy) Long of Ottumwa, Ruthie Millard of St. Joseph, MO, Geri (Dave) Fogle and Cindy Jones both of Ottumwa; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Sharon Triska; and her companion, Jim Ashley.
Her body has been cremated and no services are planned.
Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published on November 5, 2019


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Susan (Gorden) Byers
Nov 21, 2019
I remember Betty as one of the sweetest people I have ever met. She was always thinking of others… That woman could bake and cook! My sister and brother and my birthday are all in August, she came over to our house with a triple layer chocolate cake with pecans all over it. She was just a kind human being.
She had a laugh that was contagious..
Dance with the angels pretty lady..
Susie (sister-in-law)
Pam & Teresa Gorden
Nov 12, 2019
Betty will be missed very much. We didn't get to see her often but she was called Cousin Bett. Teresa has memories of her when she lived on the river and I have memories of the conversation we had when we would run into each other at the store. We would always catch up. She will be dearly missed. Rest in peace cousin. Love Always, Pam & Teresa
Kathy craft
Nov 08, 2019
Betty was a great friend will miss her
Kathy Denniston
Nov 06, 2019
Weekends at the river, playing pool all hours of the day and night, lots of food, Hersheys chocolate syrup in a can, countless stories and lots of laughter. Those are and always will be my favorite things with you Aunt Bet. Rest in peace and fly high. Love you.
Susan Wright
Nov 06, 2019
You were one of a kind, Bett. I will forever cherish the precious memories that we had. Thank you for always being there for me and for everybody else who needed you. I love you, Bett!!
Christina triska
Nov 05, 2019
You was always spunky with great jokes laughs you will be missed very much now you can fly your wings in heaven I will always love you til we meet on the other side love you always aunt bet