Barr-Holtkamp Funeral Home obituary – Janet Marie Bethurem, 74, Fort Madison


Janet Marie Bethurem, 74 years, of Fort Madison, Iowa peacefully passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at the West Point Care Center, West Point, Iowa.  She was born March 31, 1943 in Burlington, Iowa, the daughter of Harrison and Ina Mae (Sarbaugh) Bethurem.

Janet attended the Fort Madison High School.  She worked at the Park Ridge Workshop in Montrose for 25 years.  She loved music, especially Elvis who was her idol, and playing euchre and rummy with family and friends.  She was the type of individual God meant for all of us to be.  She was of the Christian Faith.

She is survived by her two brothers, Gerald “Thomas” (Marie) Bethurem, of Cairns, Australia and Jim (Sandy) Bethurem, of West Point; four nephews, Jayson (Stevie), Nicholas, James (Kristie), and Michael; and two great nieces, Sadie and Sophie.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

Her family will greet friends from 9:30 – 10:30 am Friday, January 12, 2018 at the Barr-Holtkamp Funeral Home, West Point.  A memorial service will follow and begin at 10:30 am Friday, January 12, 2018 at the funeral home, with Pastor Chad Savage officiating.  Burial will be at the Oakland Cemetery, Fort Madison.  A memorial has been established for the Holy Trinity Catholic Elementary Building Fund, contributions may be made at the Barr-Holtkamp Funeral Home, West Point.  Online condolences to the Bethurem Family may be made at,

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