September 28, 1923 - November 5, 2017
Betty Sleister passed away on November 5, 2017 at the Lake Mills Care Center. Funeral services will be Saturday, November 11, 2017, at 1:00 PM at the United Church, Manilla, with the Rev. Vicki Fisher, Officiant. Interment: Oak Hill Cemetery, Irwin.
Betty Jean Sleister was born to Darlene Markley on September 28, 1923 in Atlantic, Iowa. She was placed in the Iowa Soldier's Orphanage in Davenport, and was adopted by Elmer and Ellen Pauline “Nellie” (Markley) Hansen, of Mason City, Iowa. On November 9, 1940 she married Robert (Bob) Sleister in Papillion, Nebraska. Bob died March 9, 1996.
Betty was also preceded in death by her son Larry, grandson Ryan Hammer, her parents, sister and brother. Betty is survived by five children: David (Priscilla) Sleister of Exira, Paulette (Ray Hammer) of Forest City, Dennis Sleister of Warwick, Rhode Island, James (Sheila) Sleister of West Burlington, and Kathy Oliver of Lee's Summit, Missouri. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law Pat Sleister of Guthrie Center, 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren.
Ohde Funeral Home, Manning, IA.