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Betty Jane Collins

October 5, 1943 — April 22, 2024

Eldora, Iowa

Betty Jane Collins

Betty Jane Collins, beloved music teacher and devoted mother, passed away on April 22, 2024, in Ames, Iowa. She was born on October 5, 1943, in Storm Lake, Iowa, to her loving parents Warren and Arleen Fulton Hanson. Betty's life was marked by a deep love for music and teaching, as well as an unwavering devotion to her family and friends.

Betty pursued her passion for music by earning a Music Degree from Drake University. She began her career as a music teacher and later transitioned to being a dedicated stay-at-home mom before returning to teaching at Eldora New Providence High School until her well-deserved retirement.

Known for her kindness, bright smile, and warm eyes, Betty was a treasured member of the community in Eldora. Her proudest accomplishments stemmed not only from her professional achievements but also from the love and care she shared with those around her. Betty found joy in singing, teaching music, gardening, traveling, and spending quality time with her loved ones.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter Lesley and son-in-law David Briggs, her son Jeff Collins and daughter-in-law Katie Diehl Collins, as well as her grandson Cooper Hanson Collins Briggs. Betty's legacy of love, compassion, and musical spirit will live on in the hearts of all who knew her.

In honoring Betty Jane Collins's life and the impact, she had on those around her, we remember a remarkable woman whose light touched many lives. May she rest in peace knowing that her melody will continue to resonate through the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to have known her.

A Celebration of Betty's life will be posted at a later date.
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