Vigen Memorial Home obituary – Betty June Newberry, 94, Argyle


Betty June Newberry, 94, of Argyle, IA, died Friday, February 8, 2019 at the Fort Madison Community Hospital in Fort Madison, IA.

She was born on August 12, 1924, in Croton, Iowa, the daughter of George and Ellen K. Fett Schoene. She graduated from Argyle High School as Valedictorian of the Class of 1942. On October 17, 1945, Betty was united in marriage to Dale Newberry at the First Methodist Church in Fort Madison. He preceded her in death on April 18, 2011. She had been employed at Shaffer Pen during WW II, from 1942 – 1945. She then spent the rest of her life being a farmer’s wife and homemaker.

She was a faithful member of the Argyle Presbyterian Church in Argyle, IA. She enjoyed being outdoors and working in her flower gardens. She loved to cook, quilt and clean her house. Most of all Betty loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She is survived by three children, SueAnn (Larry) Peterson of Montrose, Steven (Linda) Newberry of Argyle and Jane (Mike) Phillips of Weslaco, TX, six grandsons, twenty-two great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday at the Argyle Presbyterian Church with Pastor Shelby Whitney and Pastor Alice Hawes officiating. Burial will be in the Argyle Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Monday from 5 – 7 pm at the Argyle Presbyterian Church with family meeting with friends at that time.

Memorials may be made to the Argyle Presbyterian Church or Samaritan’s Purse.

On-line condolences may be sent to the family at

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