Obituaries: Betty Salter

Betty Jean Salter, age 93, of Ottumwa, died on May 20, 2017 at Ridgewood Specialty Care, under the care of Care Initiatives Hospice in Ottumwa.


Betty was born on June 13, 1923 to James and Henrietta Olinger in Ottumwa, Iowa.   She attended and graduated from Ottumwa High School, class of 1941.


She married Lloyd Salter on June 10, 1940 in Lancaster, MO. They were blessed with three children, Lloyd, John, and Jolene.  Betty’s husband died on August 20, 2000.


Betty was active in women’s organization’s in her younger years; especially the Eastern Star of Ottumwa, and the Grand Lodge Ladies Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of the Railroad Trainmen.


She is survived by her children, Lloyd (Nancy) Salter of Garland, TX, Jolene Hamilton of Ottumwa; three grandchildren, Bill, Sheen, Marissa; five great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Lloyd, and one son, John Salter.


Betty has been cremated per her wishes, and no services are planned.  Memorials may be directed to the Care Initiatives Hospice in Ottumwa.  Online condolences may be left for the family at  Services are entrusted with Sinnott Funeral Homes.