Betty's Story

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Betty Ann Lister was born April 3, 1932 the daughter of Vern and Opal (Cobble) Jones.
She was raised in Knoxville and lived in the Knoxville and Newton areas all her life. Betty worked at Maytag in Newton for 30 years. She was an assembly line inspector. On April 13, 1963 Betty was united in marriage to Robert Bradley "Bob" Lister. The couple operated Bob's Racing Things. Betty and Bob traveled following the sprint car races selling merchandise for years.
Betty and Bob enjoyed many winters in Florida and summers in Minnesota. Betty always enjoyed camping and was an avid bird watcher.
Betty passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Knoxville Hospital & Clinics at the age of 85 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bob; half-brothers, Raymond and Bruce Pitt and sister-in-law, Mary Jones.
Those left to cherish Betty's memory include her children, Hubert "Butch" Clark and his wife Dee of Newton; Mike Lister of Des Moines; Sue Lister and husband Howard Bierenbaum of Virginia Beach, Virginia; Dan Clark and his wife Pat of Monroe; Randy Clark and his wife Lela of Knoxville; Kevin Lister of Des Moines; and Jodi Lister and her husband Michael Nader of Grass Valley, California; 14 grandchildren; brother, Bill Jones of Knoxville; numerous great and great-great grandchildren and other family members and friends.
A Funeral service for Betty Lister, age 85 of Knoxville, will be held Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bybee & Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Graceland Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to H.C.I. Care Services, Knoxville Office. Online condolences may be sent to www.BertrandFuneralHomes.com.
Published on February 26, 2018
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