Betty J. Slagell, a long-time resident of Mt. Pleasant, IA, passed away on April 6 at the age 83 in Cleveland, MS.
Betty was born to Josh and Lucy Logsdon on September 15, 1936 in Anneta, Kentucky. She married Roger M. Slagell on September 7, 1957 in Springfield, IL; they raised two boys in Iowa, moving to Strawberry Point, IA in 1963 and then to Mt. Pleasant, IA in 1979. She worked as a teacher's assistant and volunteer for over twenty years at the Mount Pleasant School District, and particularly enjoyed working with children with special needs. Betty enjoyed reading, listening to Iowa Hawkeye and Mt. Pleasant High School sports on the radio, and spending time with her grandchildren. She loved to take walks in Westwood where she lived; and years before that, loved walks at Backbone State Park near Strawberry Point.
She is preceded in death by her parents, siblings Howard, Myrt, Jean, and Hersh, and her husband Roger. Betty is survived by her sons, Doug Slagell (Becky) of Hampshire, IL, Jeff Slagell (Jennifer) of Cleveland, MS; sister, Ruth Sanders of Nokomis, IL; grandchildren, Kyle Slagell (Nicole) of Chicago, IL, Collin Slagell (Kara) of Chicago, IL, and Christopher Slagell of Olive Branch, MS; and niece, Cathy Sanders of Nokomis, IL.
A celebration of life service will be held in Mt. Pleasant at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Fellowship Cup, 203 N. Jefferson St, Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641.