Betty Day

Betty Jean Day, 93, died Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center.

Private graveside services were held for the family. Interment was in the St. Charles Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Charles Parish Church (305 W. Main St., St. Charles IA 50240). 

Betty Jean, the daughter of Lloyd Raymond Johnson and Blanche Olive Loy Johnson, was born June 21, 1927, in Union County, Iowa. Betty graduated from Afton High School, and received her Normal Training Certificate which allowed her to begin a teaching career. She was united in marriage to George Torrey Day on Aug. 17, 1946, in Troy, Kan.; and three children blessed this union. Betty worked for many years in the education field where she taught at various country schools, and later was a substitute teacher at a number of schools including St. Charles and I-35. She also worked as a library aide in the I-35 school system. She was a member of Model Chapter #174 O.E.S.; a member of the St. Charles Library Board, the Rolling Wheels Camping Club and various card clubs.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and Blanche Johnson; husband, George Day; sister, Fern Goodridge; brothers-in-law, Robert Goodridge, Roger McKee, and Lyndell Hainline.

She is survived by her children, Dennis (Christine) Day of Grinnell, Beverly (Cesar) Favila of Garland, Texas, and Scott (Karla) Day of St. Charles; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; her sister, Donna McKee of Altoona; sister-in-law, Avis Hainline of Creston; many other relatives and friends.

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