Elizabeth (Betty) C. Zieser

Elizabeth (Betty) C. Zieser

Elizabeth (Betty) C. Zieser


Elizabeth (Betty) C. Zieser, 99, of Independence, IA passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Buchanan County Health Center in Independence, IA.

Betty was born on June 11, 1924, in Coggon, IA the daughter of Richard and Anna (McGuire) Sheeley. On June 7, 1949, Betty married Clifford Zieser in Masonville, IA in a double wedding with Don and Doris (Sheeley) Smith.

Betty was a member of St. John Catholic Church and St. John Rosary Society for many years. She was a teacher in a one room schoolhouse prior to her marriage to Clifford. A fun-loving woman, she will be remembered by all those she touched as a warm, gracious, and sincere person with a great love for Cliff, her family, and ice cream.

Betty is survived by her six children: Teresa Fabert, Kathy (Rick) Vaughn, Paul (Becky) Zieser, Jane Zieser, Kevin (Ann) Zieser, and Kyle (Sarah) Zieser, daughter-in-law: Sharon Zieser, twelve grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, a sister-in-law: Delores Zieser, and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Clifford, her parents, Richard and Anna (McGuire) Sheeley, two sons, Craig and Kenny Zieser, a son-in-law, Gary Fabert, a granddaughter, Amanda Faith Zieser, six sisters, Loretta (Joe) Houlahan, Geraldine (Mike) Dolan, Lorraine Sheeley, Doris (Don) Smith, Mary Jo (Jim) Kortenkamp, Marge (Ralph) Sanders, and three brothers, Clair (Donna), Cyril (Lorraine), and John Sheeley (in infancy).

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Independence, IA, with Rev. David Beckman officiating. Burial will be held at St. John’s Cemetery in Independence. Visitation will be held from 4 pm until 7:00 pm on Friday, March 8 at the Reiff Family Center – Funeral Home & Crematory in Independence, IA, and from 9 AM to services Saturday at St. John’s Catholic Church. A Rosary will be said at 3:45 pm and a Parish Vigil Service will be held at 7:00 pm on Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, please make donation to St. John Catholic Church, Independence, IA.

To leave an online condolence please go to www.reifffamilycenter.com under obituaries.

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