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 Betty Hendrix10/14/2019
Betty Irene (Hendrix) Hughes was born November 23, 1929, in Knoxville, Iowa the daughter of Roy and Blanche (Jarman) Hendrix.

Betty graduated from Knoxville High School with the Class of 1948. Following high school, Betty was a telephone operator for Bellamy Telephone in Knoxville.

On January 1, 1953, she was united in marriage to Dale Eugene Hughes. Dale was in the construction business, so the young couple moved frequently. They eventually settled in Knoxville where they raised their family.

Betty had also worked for the movie theater, and the West Elementary lunch program and did in-home daycare for many years.

Betty treasured her family, and she especially enjoyed family dinners around the holidays. She also liked polka music and watching Hee-Haw and all the other Saturday evening programs.

Betty and Dale were tireless supporters of the Knoxville Band, and had driven the instrument truck and trailer for years and volunteered at Band Boosters Bingo. The couple also enjoyed camping and traveling through the years.

Betty passed away Monday, October 14, 2019, at Accura Healthcare, in Knoxville, at the age of 89 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dale; her son, Ron, and her brother, Bob Hendrix.

Those left to cherish Betty’s memory include her children: Keith (Denise) Hughes, John (Lisa Lee) Hughes, Tim (Kris) Hughes, and Dave (Jenny) Hughes; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and many other family members and friends.Betty Hendrix

The funeral service for Betty Hughes, age 89 Knoxville, will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at the Bybee & Davis Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m.

Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday at Bybee & Davis Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Knoxville Music Boosters.