Obituaries: Betty Lou Gorden

OTTUMWA-Betty Lou Gorden, 66, of Ottumwa, died November 4, 2019 at home.

She was born October 8, 1953 in Ottumwa to Gerald and Ruth Kopp Long. She married Danny Gorden and he preceded her in death in July of 1990.

A 1971 graduate of Ottumwa High School, Betty had been an Ottumwa resident all of her life.  She attended Jubilee Bible Church.  Betty was a big wrestling fan, loved animals and she never met a stranger.

Surviving is her son, Brandon Gorden of Ottumwa; siblings, Fred (Nancy) Long of Ottumwa, Ruthie Millard of St. Joseph, MO, Geri (Dave) Fogle and Cindy Jones both of Ottumwa; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Sharon Triska; and her companion, Jim Ashley.

Her body has been cremated and no services are planned.

Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.