Elizabeth Marion Jane “Betty” Reynolds

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Elizabeth Marion Jane “Betty” Reynolds, 93, of Marquette, Iowa died Thursday, March 5, at Great River Care Center, McGregor, Iowa. 

Elizabeth, the daughter of Morris and Lillian (Gorsch) Thomas, was born June 22, 1921 in Williamsburg, Iowa. She was united in marriage with Dale Reynolds on June 11, 1940. Betty, along with her husband, owned and operated the McGregor Roofing Company from 1949-1974. They also built the New Frontier Motel in Marquette; together they operated it from 1964 until their retirement in 1974. They also owned and operated the Little Swiss Drive Inn at McGregor and the Barr House Antique shop in Marquette, Iowa

Betty was a people person who enjoyed writing letters, traveling, gardening and antiques. 

Betty is survived by her children, Sharon Matthew of Marquette, Iowa and Douglas Reynolds of McGregor, Iowa; thirteen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Morris and Lillian Thomas; husband, Dale in 1996; daughter, Karen Kyle; and four granddaughters in infancy.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to St. Paul Lutheran Church, McGregor, Iowa, Mar-Mac Rescue Squad, McGregor Fire Department and The Marquette Depot Museum.

Graveside services will be on Saturday, March 14, at 10:30 a.m. at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, McGregor, Iowa for family and friends. Pastor Andrew Preus will be the officiant. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, McGregor, Iowa

Condolences may be left with Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, McGregor, Iowa is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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