Betty Ann Cole

Betty Ann Cole, 69, of Mt. Pleasant, died Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City.  She was born June 6, 1952 in Burlington to John Wallman and Mildred Louise Rappenecker Brown.  On December 10, 1977 she married Leroy Eldon Cole in Pleasant Grove.  She attended kindergarten at Pleasant Grove; through 8th grade at Yarmouth; graduated from Mediapolis High School; and earned two separate degrees from Southeastern Community College.

She worked at Metromail, Motorola, Celestica, Signs and Designs, Millards, and rode with her husband over the road.  Betty was a member of Mt. Pleasant Women’s Book Club and enjoyed sewing, quilting, embroidery, flowers, gardening, reading books, going to small town celebrations and yard sales, and spending time with family.

Survivors include her husband Leroy; her brother Bob (Debbie) Brown of Yarmouth; sister Mary (Steve) Murphy of Mt. Pleasant; sister-in-law Lila Brown of Yarmouth; nieces, nephews; and great-nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her brother Donald; half-sister Rosanne Capeloto; and her nephew Duane Brown.

A memorial service for Mrs. Cole will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, August 9, 2021 at Elliott Chapel, New London with Reverend Trey Hegar officiating. The family will greet friends beginning at 10:00 until the time of the service.  Inurnment of her cremains will follow at Shinar Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery, Pleasant Grove.  A memorial has been established.  Online condolences may be expressed at