Betty Jean Stravers, 92, of Prairie City, died Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at Senior Suites in Urbandale. A funeral service was Saturday,April 29 at Coburn Funeral Home in Prairie City, with burial at Waveland Cemetery. Memorials may be directed in Betty’s name to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be left for the family at coburnfuneralhomes.com.
The daughter of Pete and Emma (Vander Waal) Steenhoek, Betty was born April 5, 1925, in Prairie City. She graduated from Prairie City High School. On Oct. 14, 1943, she was united in marriage to Laurence Stravers. Following her marriage, Betty farmed with her husband in the Prairie City and Vandalia areas most of their life.
Those left to honor her memory include her two sons, Gene (Donna) Stravers of Runnells and David (Connie) Stravers of West Des Moines; five grandchildren, Tony (Shelley) Stravers, Justin (Lori Reynolds) Breckenridge, Jason (Tanya) Stravers, Nicholas Stravers and Erica (RJ) Meyer; 14 great-grandchildren; and three sisters-in-law, Betty Howse, Beverly Elrod and Beverly Steenhoek. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; and a brother, Raymond Steenhoek.