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Bette D. Ogden, 79, of Attica, Iowa passed away on June 21, 2017, at the Pella Comfort House in Pella, Iowa. A visitation for Bette will begin at 12:00 noon, Monday, June 26, 2017 at Winfield Funeral Home of Knoxville. Bette's family will be present Monday evening at the funeral home from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. A graveside service will be held the following day at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at the Gullion Cemetery of rural Attica, IA.
Bette Darla Hall was born an only child on October 14, 1937 in Attica, Iowa to Donald D. and Venetta E. (Kurtz) Hall. After Bette's high school graduation, she married Ted Dabb at the age of 19 and with their union came four children. Ted and Bette later divorced. On March 8, 1971, in Unionville, Missouri Stephen L. Ogden and Bette were united in marriage. They happily shared over 46 years of marriage together before Bette's passing.
Bette volunteered as a secretary for over 28 years and was a faithful member of the Attica United Methodist Church. She was employed as a slim shader for Pella Corp for many years.
Bette loved her family especially her grandchildren. She was a proud and supportive grandmother who enjoyed hearing the details of her grandchildren's daily lives and new accomplishments. Bette cooked from scratch the best, old-fashioned dinners for her family. She had a good sense of humor and a big heart that will live on in our memories of her.
She is survived and will be missed by her husband, Stephen L. Ogden; children, Susan Beals of Attica, Michael "Mick" (Sandra) Dabb of Knoxville and Jim (Rosemary) Dabb of Knoxville; adopted children (her grandchildren), Samantha Burton-Ogden and McKenzie Rae Ogden; step-children, Teresa (Tim) Stittsworth and Charles Ogden; grandchildren, Jenna, Michael, Jessica, Tim, Josh, Jacob, Madison, Dustin and Christa; six great-grandchildren; along with many in-laws, extended family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her son, Steven Dabb; step-daughter, Kimberly Ogden; and her parents.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the funeral home for the family to determine a memorial at a later date. Online condolences may be left at www.winfieldfh.com. Winfield Funeral Home of Knoxville, Iowa is assisting the family with Bette's arrangements.
Published on June 26, 2017
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