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Betty Marcucci Passes Away

Betty J. Marcucci, age 73, of Monmouth, Iowa, died on Thursday morning, March 19, 2009, at her home in Monmouth, Iowa.

A celebration of her life will be held at 10:30 A.M., Monday, March 23, 2009, from the Carson & Son Funeral And Cremation Services in Maquoketa, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 2 to 6 P.M. on Sunday, March 22, 2009, from the Carson & Son Funeral And Cremation Services in Maquoketa, Iowa. Burial will be at the Union Cemetery, rural Maquoketa, Iowa.

Betty J. Nairn was born on November 7, 1935 in Maquoketa, Iowa, to Ray Nairn and Clara (Hayes) Nairn. Her early education was at the Sunshine Country School and then graduated from Maquoketa Community High School in 1953, where she was crowned homecoming queen. She then received her Cosmetology degree from Capri Beauty School in Cedar Rapids. She married Gib Marcucci on February 19, 1955 in Maquoketa, Iowa.

In 1955, Betty worked for Keeley Beauty Salon and from 1957 to 1958 she worked at Rath Packing Company in Waterloo. She then became a homemaker and raised a family.

Betty was on the Tri-County Bank Board of Directors for 15 years, from 1993 to 2008. She also was a member of the Baldwin/Monmouth Federated Women’s Club. She enjoyed ceramics, attending auctions and flea markets, tending to her flowers, and attending her grandchildren’s sporting events. She also enjoyed bird watching, especially hummingbirds, and horseshows. She was known as someone who was always kind and polite. She liked everyone and had a big heart. She especially loved her grandchildren and family, and her dogs, Missy and Spanky.

Betty is survived by, her husband, Gib Marcucci of Monmouth, IA; daughters, Lorrie (Tim) Terrell of Swisher, IA, and Cindy (Kevin) Ireland of Ely, IA; grandchildren- Andy Terrell, Kalli Terrell and Tabitha (Jacob) Galloway; and a special cousin- Barb (Gerald) Wirth of Lost Nation, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Donald "Bud" Nairn, and a sister- Allene Nairn.

Memorials may be directed to the Hospice of Jackson County.

The family sends a very special thank you for all the care and concern to Hospice of Jackson County and to Betty’s special friend and caregiver, Marlene Yarolem.

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