Betty Loraine (Starr) Plagmann

Betty Loraine (Starr) Plagmann

Betty Loraine (Starr) Plagmann

Cartersville, Ga.

Betty Loraine (Starr) Plagmann, formerly of Conroy, Iowa, passed away Oct. 25, 2022, at Tiger Lily Estates in Cartersville, Ga. She was 98. Betty was born on Oct. 25, 1924, in Andrew, Iowa, to Charles M. Starr and Amanda Heneke Starr. She graduated from Oxford Junction High School in 1942. Betty played basketball and was in the band as a clarinet player.

Betty moved to Cedar Rapids after graduation and was “Rosie the Riveter” building radios for Collins during the World War ll years. After the war, she met Henry Plagmann Jr., her future husband, at Danceland in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Betty was united in marriage to Henry G Plagmann Jr. on Jan. 20, 1949, at Little Brown Church in Nashua. Betty was a lifelong farm wife who raised her three sons and helped with the farming operation. The couple lived on the farm west of Conroy until moving to Williamsburg, Iowa, in 1995. Hank and Betty also wintered as “snow birds” in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. They moved to Highland Ridge Senior Living in 2005. Betty relocated to Cartersville, Ga., in October 2021 to be closer to family. She was an avid Bridge Player and achieved the rank of 9 on Bridgebase and was a ranking member of the ACBL.

She is survived by three sons, Gregory Plagmann of Palm Bay, Fla., Charles Plagmann of Casselberry, Fla., and Harlan (Angela) Plagmann of Cartersville, Ga.; seven grandchildren, Brad Plagmann, Amanda Plagmann, Christine Plagmann, Kaila Plagmann-Aylor (Kyle), Cetera Plagmann, Heather Schwake-Smith and Opalynn Smith; and two great-grandsons, Henry Aylor and Luca Aylor.

Betty was preceded in death by her loving husband of 68 years, Henry; both parents; a sister, Charlene Bunge; a brother, Donald Starr; and a daughter-in-law, Taina (Wilson) Plagmann.

Betty’s family will not be having a public service and will instead take time to celebrate Betty’s life privately together. The family requests all memorials go to First Presbyterian Church of Williamsburg, Iowa.

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