Betty Ruth Johnson

August 5, 1929February 15, 2018

Betty Ruth Johnson, age 88, of Perry, IA, passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the Perry Lutheran Home in Perry. A visitation will be held at Stevens Memorial Chapel (607 28th St., Ames, IA 50010) from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 followed by a funeral service at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow services in the Ames Municipal Cemetery.

Betty was born on August 5, 1929 in Boone, Iowa to Ernest and Ethel (Phillips) Kever. Betty was married to Clarence (Kelly) Johnson, following his passing, she spent 25 years enjoying the company of Marlyn Kinsinger. She worked for many years as the Head Cook for Iowa State University before retiring.

Betty had a passion for music and dance. In her younger years she took every chance she could to dance. If it was a weekend and there was a dance, Betty was there…. Even during her stay at the Perry Lutheran Home if Betty heard the music, she began to dance and after being confined to a wheelchair, she would clap her hands, wave her arms and wiggle around to the music.

Betty was known for her enduring love for her family and she enjoyed talking with anyone who wanted to visit.

Survivors include her nephew; David (Phyllis) McDowell of Perry, Iowa, her niece; Kathleen (Dennis) Otten of Linn Grove, Iowa and her other relatives and friends.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, parents and sister.

Memorial contributions can be directed to the Heartland Baptist Church (3333 Stange Rd, Ames, IA 50010).


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 21, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Betty Ruth Johnson

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