Vigen Memorial Home obituary – Donna L. Betts, 81, Keokuk



Donna L. Betts, 81, of Keokuk, IA died Friday, February 11, 2022 at her home.

She was born on March 27, 1940 in Keokuk, IA, the daughter of Myron A. and Cecil M. (Summers) Davis.  She graduated from Keokuk Senior High School with the Class of 1958.

On December 27, 1959, Donna was united in marriage to Louis E. Betts, Jr.  He survives.

She is also survived by her son, Gary L. Betts (Alma) of Keokuk, her daughter, Deborah S. Hosemann of Hoover, AL, seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, her brother-in-law, Jack Betts of Keokuk, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Lori Ann Betts, one son-in-law, Paul Hosemann, two sisters, Betty McKinley and Myra Gates and one brother, Richard Davis.

Donna was a faithful member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Keokuk and was also an active member of the Christian Woman’s Fellowship of the church.  She had been a member of Rainbow Girls as a teen.

Donna had worked in retail and retired as facility manager at Keokuk Savings Bank in Keokuk.  She was a people person and enjoyed her job working with her fellow employees and her customers.

She enjoyed working in her garden and taking care of the yard.  Donna was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother.  She loved spending time with her family especially time with her grandchildren.  

A Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday at the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Keokuk with Pastor David Turner officiating.  The service will be live streamed and may be viewed on the First Christian Church facebook page.

Burial will be at a later date in the Keokuk National Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 1 – 3 p.m. at the church with the family meeting with friends at that time.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, the P.A.W. Animal Shelter or First Christian Church Disciples of Christ.

The Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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