Janet Marie Batterson Keefe, West Union, Iowa, April 4, 2018

Janet Marie (Weston) Batterson Keefe, 69, of West Union, passed away April 4, 2018 at Gundersen Palmer Hospital, West Union, Iowa. She was born March 6, 1949 in Volga, Iowa to Dale Franklin and Minnie Marie (Hill) Weston.  Janet attended school in Elkader, Valley High School and Starmont High School where she graduated May 25, 1967.  She married Dale LaVern Batterson July 27, 1968 at Arlington Methodist Church, Arlington, Iowa and made their home in rural Elgin, Iowa.  To this union four sons were born, Adam Lyle, Dan Wade, Jed Owen, and Drew Alan.

Janet and Dale were married twenty-five years until he passed away October 4, 1993.  After Dale’s passing she met Wallace (Wally) Friedly.  They were together for fifteen years until he passed away May 12, 2012.  At one of the many dances she attended she met her husband, Gary.  They were married June 3, 2017.

She enjoyed the Hawkeyes, Cubs, shopping, sister’s day, dancing, gardening and sewing.  Janet was an excellent seamstress and had many customers in Northeast Iowa.  She made numerous wedding and bridesmaid dresses, including dresses for all her son’s weddings.  She also worked at Collins, Monona Wire, Elkader Dry Cleaners, Dick’s Dry Cleaners and H & H Foodservice.

Janet is survived by her husband; Gary, sons and daughters-in-law; Adam (Cheryl), Dan (Christy), Jed (Elizabeth ”Libby”) and Drew (Heather) Batterson; step-daughter, Katy (Garrison II) Wood; Grandchildren, Cassandra (Ben) Horsfall, Calli & Ashton Batterson, Hannah & Emma Batterson, Kyleigh & Braedyn Batterson, step grandson Garrison Wood III;  great grandsons, Trayten Larson & Dalten Horsfall; and step great grandchildren, Riely & Ethan Horsfall; Siblings, Norma (Ken) Perry, Ardith (Richard) Barnes, Dawn (Joel) Menuey, Charlotte (Zeke) Seedorff, Roger (Judy) Weston and Rose Weston;  In-laws, Lyla (Lowell) Lamphier, Ray (Anne) Batterson, Judy Batterson, Mary Lou (Tom) Johnson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Dale; friend, Wally; great grandson, Chandler Larson; her parents; in-laws, Lyle and Mary Batterson, Lee and Kay Batterson and Frank Batterson.

Visitation will be held from 2-6 pm on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home, West Union, Iowa.  There will also be a one hour visitation before services at the church on Monday.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Monday, April 9, 2018 at Bethel Presbyterian Church, West Union, Iowa with Rev. Don Best as the officiant.

Burial will follow at Taylorsville Cemetery, Arlington, Iowa.

Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of West Union, Iowa is helping the family with arrangements.

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