Betty E. Hightower, 82, of Burlington, died at 4:25 PM Sunday, May 21, 2017, at the Great River Klein Center in West Burlington.
Born March 27, 1935, in Burlington, she was the daughter of Samuel Raymond and Frances Pearl Sturhahn Willson. On January 29, 1956, she married Donald Wayne Hightower in Burlington. He died May 26, 2001.
Betty was a bookkeeper for King's Food Host, KDWD Radio Station and American Cancer Sociey. She also was a receptionist for the Burlington Board of Realtors.
She was a 1953 graduate of Burlington High School.
She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and doing alterations for her friends. She also enjoyed flower gardening.
Survivors include one son, Kenny Hightower of Burlington; two daughters, Sandy Herold of Peoria, IL, and Carol (Mike) Miskovic of Burlington; six grandchildren, Valerie (Cory) Olson, Leland (Christine) Deehring, Lana (Ryne) Crowell, David Hightower, Melissa (Jace) Skalinski, and Chris (Scott) Collins; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter-in-law; Cheryl Hightower, one son-in-law, Pat Herold; four sisters, Martha Hartman, Dorothy Rickeberg, Lynda Murray, Maryann Cochran and one brother, Raymond Willson.
Visitation will be from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM with the family to receive friends from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home.
The funeral service for Mrs. Hightower will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home with Reverend Will Ryan officiating. Burial will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery. A time of food and fellowship will be held at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) following the burial.
A memorial has been established for First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) for the funeral dinner program.