King-Lynk Funeral Home obituary – Elizabeth L. Thannert, 90, Fort Madison

Elizabeth "Betty" L. Thannert, 90, of Fort Madison

Elizabeth “Betty” L. Thannert, 90, of Ft. Madison, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 5:42 PM at the West Point Care Center.

   She was born on March 4, 1930 in Canandaigua, NY to Leo and Ina Conway Curtin.  Betty married Donald A. Thannert on October 4, 1952 in Canandaigua, NY and he passed away on April 23, 2004. She retired from Sheaffer Pen Company after thirty years of service.  She was a member of Holy Family Parish.  Betty enjoyed traveling, doing crafts and was an avid reader.

   Survivors include  one son, Donald “Joe” Thannert of Burkburnett, TX; five daughters, Lucinda (William) Ward of West Point, Mary (Greg) Maack of Noblesville, IN, Deborah (Dan) Fullenkamp of West Point, Jennifer (John) Holtkamp of Emporia, VA and Nancy (Ray) Dodson of Plover, WI; thirteen grandchildren and twenty nine great grandchildren; one brother in law, Darrel (Nancy) Thannert of Ft. Madison; nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a great grandson; two sisters and one brother.

   The memorial mass will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 11 AM at Ss. Mary & Joseph Church with Rev. Joseph Phung officiating.  The family will meet with friends from 10 AM until the time of the service at the church.  Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery. King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.  

   A memorial has been established for Holy Family Parish or Lee County Hospice and online condolences may be left at

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