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Betty Jane Henningsen

March 24, 1926 ~ January 20, 2020 (age 93)


Betty Jane (Corbin) Henningsen, 93, of Hubbard, passed away on Monday, January 20, 2020 at the Hubbard Care Center in Hubbard, IA. Visitation for Betty will be held on Thursday, January 23rd from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Abels Funeral & Cremation Service-Engelkes Chapel in Grundy Center. The funeral service will be held on Friday, January 24th at 10:30 AM at the Salem Church of Lincoln, 110 Pershing St., Lincoln, IA. Burial will follow the funeral service at Maple Hill Cemetery in rural Gladbrook. Memorials may be directed to the family who will donate to a local organization, at a later time. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.abelsfuneralhomes.com

Betty Jane (Corbin) Henningsen was born March 24, 1926.  She was the youngest daughter of William and Effie May (Leihoop) Corbin. She lived and attended school in Arlington, IA. After graduation, Betty received her nursing degree from Allen School of Nursing.  She was a nurse in the Waterloo area where she met Donald Henningsen at the Electric Park Ballroom. They were united in marriage on March 26, 1950. They lived and farmed on the Henningsen homeplace and raised all five children there.  

Betty was a member of Beaman Legion Auxiliary and Salem Lincoln Church.  She enjoyed her flower gardens, making dinners and lunches for the men, and being active in the church; whether as a Sunday School teacher or a member of the Living Branches. 

Those thankful for having shared her life include her five children Jan (Herb) Cupit of Lebanon, Mo., Donna (Ray) Guard of Radcliffe, Harold (Deb) Henningsen of Grundy Center, Larry (Melissa) Henningsen of Grundy Center, and Craig (Dodie) Henningsen of Independence; 13 grandchildren Lora (Scott) Knight, Mark (Miranda) Cupit, Karen (Kyle) Starnes, Ryan Guard, Abby (Tim) Patterson, Alan (Laura) Henningsen, Todd (Nicole) Henningsen, Zach (Brooke) Henningsen, Blake Henningsen (Vanessa), Alex (Allie) Henningsen, Corbin (Mara) Henningsen, Chloe Henningsen, Claudia Henningsen and 10 great-grandchildren Coleson Cupit, Paige Knight, Isaac Knight, Karagan Starnes, Konnor Starnes, Kara Patterson, Owen Patterson, Florence Henningsen, Graham Henningsen, Danny Bedell, Preston Henningsen, Peyton Henningsen.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Donald in 2005; four sisters Myra, Vivian, Ruth, and Dorothy.  

Let us give thanks to God for the life and memory of Betty Jane Henningsen.

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 Service Program


January 23, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Engelkes - Chapel, Grundy Center

Funeral Service
January 24, 2020

10:30 AM
Salem Church of Lincoln (Iowa)

January 24, 2020

11:30 AM
Maple Hill Cemetery, Gladbrook

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