Oskaloosa.com

Obituaries

November 15, 2012

BETTY PARLET

JULY 18, 1923 — NOV. 13, 2012

OSKALOOSA — Betty Parlet, 89, of Oskaloosa, went to be with her Lord Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at Mahaska Health Partnership in Oskaloosa. 

Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Friday afternoon, Nov. 16, at Garland-Van Arkel-Langkamp Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ronald Bupp of the Cedar United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Ottumwa. Visitation will begin at noon on Thursday at Garland-Van Arkel-Langkamp Funeral Chapel; the family will be present from 4-6 p.m. to greet visitors. Memorials may be made to MHP Hospice Services Serenity House or a memorial of their choice.

Betty Arlene Parlet was born, July 18, 1923, in rural Oskaloosa to Troy and Alma Durham Binns. As a youngster she attended Greeley School, a country school in Mahaska County. She attended Pella High School for two years and finished her education at Oskaloosa High School as a 1940 graduate. While in high school she worked at A & P Grocery as a cashier and continued to work there following high school as well. June 18, 1944, Betty was united in marriage to Donald Parlet at the Central United Methodist Church in Oskaloosa. They settled on a farm in Harrison Township and farmed there for 65 years. Betty will be remembered as a homemaker and she also served as a caretaker for various family members for many years. Betty was an excellent cook and in her younger years, she catered wedding receptions. Betty enjoyed sewing, cooking, and ceramics. She was a member of the neighborhood 5:45 Club, C.R.O.W. Club, P.E.O. Chapter X, and Farm Bureau. She attended Cedar United Methodist Church where she was a faithful servant with the Cedar United Methodist Women, serving many lunches and dinners over the years.

Betty’s family includes her husband of 68 years, Don Parlet, of Oskaloosa;  son, Gary Parlet, of Boring, Ore.; three grandchildren: Edward Parlet, of California, and Eugenia and Wendi Parlet, both of Honolulu, Hawaii; two great-grandchildren: Adam and Ashley Uyehara at home in Honolulu; her hanai grandson, Michael Taylor Dixon, of Boring, Ore.; sisters, Louise (Doyle) Churchill, of Newton, and Lois Davis; brothers: Gayle (Carol) Binns, of Knoxville, and Robert (Georgia) Binns, of Oskaloosa; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by two brothers: Emmert and Kenneth Binns; and a nephew, Brian Binns.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • KIM KIEFER JULY 28, 1962 -- APRIL 12, 2014 NEW SHARON -- Kim Kiefer, 51, of New Sharon, died on Saturday, April 12, 2014. She was born July 28, 1962, in Los Angeles, Calif. She moved to Oskaloosa in 1990. In 2000, Kim and her family moved into the home of Elmer and Carolyn Veldhuizen. E

    April 15, 2014

  • Marvin Feaster obit photo MARVIN FEASTER JULY 15, 1944 -- APRIL 13, 2014 OSKALOOSA -- Marvin Feaster, 69, of Oskaloosa passed away Sunday night, April 13, 2014, at his home in Oskaloosa. Marvin Lee Feaster, son of Roy and Hattie (Bell) Feaster, was born, July 15, 1944, in Oskaloosa. He attended Oskaloosa Schools and then

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Alvin Goemaat obit photo ALVIN GOEMAAT MARCH 6, 1925 -- APRIL 17, 2014 PELLA -- Funeral services for Alvin J. Goemaat, of Pella, will be held Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the Ebenezer Reformed Church in Leighton. Visitation will begin at noon on Wednesday at the Pella Garden Chapel Funeral Home with family present 5-7

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jack Stout obit photo JACK STOUT JUNE 28, 1942 -- APRIL 10, 2014 OSKALOOSA -- Jack L. Stout, 71, of Oskaloosa, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014, at his home in Oskaloosa. Jack Lee Stout, son of Elbert and Elsie Juanita (Roberts) Stout, was born June 28, 1942, in Taintor. He was a 1960 graduate of New Sharon H

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • MELBA JOB OCT. 15, 1922 -- APRIL 9, 2014 CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Melba M. Job, 91, of Cape Girardeau, died on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Auburn Creek Assisted Living Facility in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Oct. 15, 1922, in Diehlstadt, Mo., to Clarence and Helen Gist Moore. She married

    April 11, 2014

  • Harlan Caves obit photo HARLAN CAVES MAY 23, 1940 -- APRIL 10, 2014 FREMONT -- Harlan L. Caves, age 73, of Fremont, formerly of Cedar Rapids, passed away April 10, 2014, at the Serenity Hospice House in Oskaloosa. Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 13, open after 12 p.m. at the Fremont Funeral Chapel with t

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Zelda Johnson obit photo ZELDA MAE JOHNSON OCT. 20, 1922 -- APRIL 9, 2014 OSKALOOSA -- Zelda Mae (Myers) Johnson, 91, formerly of Oskaloosa and Ottumwa, passed away after a brief illness on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Longmont, Colo. She was born in Fremont on Oct. 20, 1922, the daughter of Ralph and Emma Davis Myers. Ze

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • William Fisher obit photo WILLIAM B. FISHER FEB. 1, 1922 -- APRIL 4, 2014 OSKALOOSA -- William B. Fisher, 92, of Oskaloosa, died Friday, April 4, 2014, at the Northern Mahaska Nursing and Rehab. Center in Oskaloosa. He was born Feb. 1, 1922, in Evans, the son of Robert R. and Mary M. Ridpath Fisher. On June 19, 1943, he

    April 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • NaDean Stefansen obit photo NADEAN STEFANSEN APRIL 14, 1928 -- APRIL 3, 2014 OSKALOOSA -- NaDean A. Stefansen passed peacefully on April 3, 2014. As were her wishes, she will be cremated with a private family burial at a later date. Friends may sign the online guestbook at www.hollandcoblefuneralhomes.com NaDean was born to R

    April 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fred Williams obit photo FRED WILLIAMS JAN. 25, 1944 -- MARCH 28, 2014 TRACY -- Fred E. Williams, 70, of Tracy, died Friday, March 28, 2014, at the MHP Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. He was born Jan. 25, 1944, at Beacon, the son of Fred and Mildred G. Phipps Williams. He graduated from Oskaloosa High School wit

    March 31, 2014 1 Photo

Obituaries
Oskaloosa Shopper
Facebook
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Photo reprints