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Betty Winston

March 15, 1926 — August 26, 2017

Betty Winston, 91, of Atlantic, Iowa, passed away Saturday, August 26, 2017, at the Heritage House in Atlantic.

Born Betty May Ryerson on March 15, 1926, in Marengo, Iowa, she was daughter to Mel and Alma Ryerson. She graduated from Mount Vernon High School in Mount Vernon, Iowa.

Betty later moved to Atlantic with her parents. On February 24, 1947, she married Allen J. Winston in Waukegan, IL, while Allen was serving in the US Marine Corp.

Allen and Betty started farming south of Atlantic. They farmed and raised their boys there until moving to Virginia in 1958 when Allen became a Washington D.C. police officer.

They lived in Virginia for many years before Betty moved back to Atlantic in her retirement years after Allen's death.

Betty enjoyed being with her children and grandchildren, who also had moved back to Atlantic. She reconnected with many old friends over lunch and shopping. She also became a member of the Atlantic Does Club.

Betty is survived by her sons, Richard and wife Liz of Virginia and Mark of Atlantic. Grandchildren, Lisa Weaver and her daughter, Summer; grandson, TJ and wife Maritza and their daughters, Fiona and Hazel; grandson, Shannon; grandson, Brandon and wife Leslie and their son, Tyler, all of Virginia; grandson, Rob and wife Nikol of Nevada; and granddaughter, Jamie of Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mel and Alma; brothers, Ira, Dale and Karl Ryerson; her husband, Allen; sons, Jim and Robert; and daughter-in-law, Marion.

Betty will be laid to rest, with Allen, at Culpeper National Cemetery in Culpeper, Virginia.

Hockenberry Family Care in Atlantic, Iowa, is in charge of local services.

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