Betty M. Barrett, 92 of Cedar Rapids died Sunday August 9, 2020 at the Ridgeview Care Center. Private family services at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Burial at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. There will be a visitation on Monday from 5 to 7 PM at the Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. As mandated by proclamation, social distancing must be practiced which requires a limited number of people to be allowed into the visitation at one time. The use of facemasks or shields is encouraged.
Survivors include two sons, Wayne Ward of Cedar Rapids and Charles (Priscilla) Ward of Wyoming, Iowa. She is also survived by four grandchildren Robert, David, Hazel, and Myla; five great grandchildren Kevin, Katlin, Aiden, Addison, and Keilani; and two great great grandchildren Jaxon and Avery .She was preceded in death by two sisters Helen and Famah and one brother James.
Betty was born on November 16, 1927 in Keokuk the daughter of Rudy and Grace (Ward) Pobanz. She married Kenneth I. Barnett on October 10, 1965 in Cedar Rapids. Kenneth passed away in 2019.
Betty was a secretary for Rinderknect Construction and retired from there after more than 26 years of service. Betty was a member of the ABWA, the American Legion and VFW Auxiliaries. She enjoyed visiting with friends and spending time with her beloved family. She was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, and grandmother whose memory will be cherished by all who knew and loved her.
Memorial donations may be given to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the Shriners Hospital.