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Betty  Jean Marx
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Obituary for Betty Jean Marx

Betty J. Marx, 92 of Iowa City, passed away Thursday, September 6th at Briarwood Healthcare Center.
Visitation will be held on Friday, September 14th at 10 AM with a funeral service to follow at 11 AM at Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service, Iowa City. Burial will be at St. Agnes Cemetery in Ashland, Wisconsin. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Iowa City Hospice, Mercy Life Line Scholarship, or a memorial of donor’s choice.
Betty was born on January 18, 1926 in Ashland, Wisconsin to Eleanor and Stanley Talaska. She graduated from Ashland High School in 1943 and married Orrin “Red” Marx on June 11, 1949 in Ashland. The couple moved to Glidden, Wisconsin before residing in Iowa City in 1952, where Red taught school at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital.
During World War II Betty worked for the Office of War Information in Washington D.C. and then Cotie Industries in Ashland. Betty then worked in the Deans Office at The University of Iowa - College of Education for over 35 years retiring in 1988. She volunteered at the Mercy Hospital Gift Shop and Lifeline Office.
She loved to travel and made many foreign trips with her husband and friends. Betty was an avid Hawkeye and Chicago Cubs fan. She was a member of the Johnson County I-Club, University Club, Mercy Guild and St. Mary’s Church.
Survivors include her nieces, Mary Jill (David) Lundeen, Colleen (Paul) Hultman, Katie (Bruce) Mars; nephew, Kevin (Kristen), their children and grandchildren; and cousin, Marlene Carlson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Orrin in 1981 and sister-in-law, Carol Marx.
Online condolences may be sent to www.lensingfuneral.com


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Visitation

Friday

14

Sep

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City

605 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

Service

Friday

14

Sep

11:00 AM
Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City

605 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

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