Barr-Holtkamp Obituary – Betty Lou Boeding, 89, West Point


Betty Lou Boeding, 89 years, of West Point, Iowa died at 11:59 pm Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the West Point Care Center, West Point.  She was born September 19, 1927 at Carthage, Illinois, a daughter of James S. and Laura C. (Schmidt) Willard.  On January 17, 1948, she married Arthur G. “Archie” Boeding at Fort Madison, Iowa.

Betty was a homemaker.  She was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, West Point.  She was an avid reader.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  She was devoted to her faith and family.

She is survived by two sons: Mark (wife Bev) Boeding, of Wellington, Colorado; Marvin (wife Mary) Boeding, of Fairfield, Iowa; three daughters: Nancy (husband Tony) Panther, of West Point, Iowa; Monica (husband Bill) Schulte, of Fort Madison, Iowa; Mary Lou Menke (Shawn Carlile), of Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, nine grandchildren: Doug Panther, Nicole Panther, Paul Schulte, Michael Schulte, Christopher Schulte, Clint Boeding, Kim Boeding, Danielle Scott, and Adam Menke; 16 great grandchildren, two nieces and a nephew.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters, Edith McClintock and Hazel Harrell, one son-in-law Edwin Menke, and a niece.

A Rosary will be recited at 3:00 pm Sunday, May 7, 2017 at the Barr-Holtkamp Funeral Home, West Point.  Visitation will be held from 3:30 – 5:00 pm Sunday, May 7, 2017 at the funeral home, where a Christian Wake Service will begin at 5:00 pm with Reverend Mark Spring officiating.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am Monday, May 8, 2017 the St. Mary’s of Assumption Catholic Church, West Point, with Reverend Joseph Phung, as celebrant.  Burial will be at Calvary  Cemetery, West Point, Iowa.  A memorial has been established for the Calvary Cemetery and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, contributions may be made at the church or the Barr- Holtkamp Funeral Home, 412 Ave C, P.O. Box 247, West Point, Iowa 52656.  On line condolences to the Boeding family can be made at the Barr-Holtkamp Funeral Home Website,

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