Betty Jean Farghum

Betty Jean Farghum

November 4, 2017

Betty Jean Farghum, 90, of Mason City, IA, died Saturday, November 4, 2017, at the IOOF Home. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue. With Pastor Dave Byrd Chaplin of the IOOF home officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM on Saturday at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N Pennsylvania Ave. Interment will take place in Oak Lawn Cemetery – Cresco, IA at 10:00 AM on Monday, November 13, 2017. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of North Iowa, 232 2nd Street S.E., Mason City, Iowa 50401. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons James (Barbara) Farghum of Mason City, IA, and Terry (Colleen) Farghum of Katy, TX; grandsons Christopher (Holly) Farghum of Mason City, IA, Nicholas (Kayla) Farghum of Everly, IA, and Matthew Farghum of Beverly Hills, CA; great-grandchildren Emma and Ava Farghum of Mason City, IA, and Payton and Sutton Farghum of Everly, IA; sisters Hazel (William) Walker of Cresco, IA, and Helen Fuller of Waterloo, IA; a brother Roger Wentworth of Cresco, IA; and special friend Dale Schmitz of Basset, IA. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in in death was her husband Elmer M. Farghum; parents Arthur and Lydia Wentworth; sisters Dorothy Slifka, Mary Walton and Eleanor Tupy; brothers Floyd and Franklin Wentworth; sisters-in-law Alma Wentworth and Lorrine Wentworth; and brothers-in-law Robert Walton and Daniel Tupy.

Arrangements are with Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Mason City, Iowa 50401, 641-423-0924,

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