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Betty Blackman03/21/2009
Florence Betty (Blackman) Deitrick, 86, of Des Moines, died on Saturday, March 21, 2009, at Mercy Hospital Medical Center. Her body has been cremated. Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Betty was born on March 12, 1923, in Knoxville to Andrew and Pearl (Noftsger) Blackman. She was a graduate of Knoxville High School.

On Aug. 17, 1946, Betty married Tommy Edward Deitrick in Des Moines. She was a member of the Glen Echo Christian Church in Des Moines where she also taught Sunday school.

Betty is survived by a son, Douglas Deitrick of Phoenix, Ariz.; a daughter, Pamela Deitrick of Des Moines, and a half-sister, Patty Frye (Phil) of Bussey.Betty Blackman

Betty was preceded in death by her parents and her husband on Sept. 20, 2001.

A memorial fund has been established in Betty’s name for the Kidney Foundation.

Chet Ryan Mortuary and Cremation Services of Nevada have been entrusted with Betty and her family.