Betty Marie Hoofnagle

Jan 27, 2021
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Private family services will be held at a later date.


no visitation


Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo, Iowa


Memorials may be directed to the North Cedar Church of the Nazarene, 1210 W Lone Tree Rd, Cedar Falls, IA 50613.


Betty Marie Hoofnagle, 86, of Cedar Falls, died Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at Pinnacle Specialty Care. She was born January 28, 1934, in Cedar Falls, daughter of Elzy and Mabel (Beckner) Wilson. She graduated from Waterloo East High School in 1951 and Gates Business College in 1952.

On August 30, 1963, Betty married Raymond R. Hoofnagle in Waterloo; he died June 12, 1988.

Betty was a medical secretary at the Mayo Clinic from 1957-1960, secretary for Drs. Morrison and Bailey until 1965, and then as a secretary at Cutler Hardware until retiring in 1972. After retirement, Betty worked part time at the YWCA until 2004.

She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Cedar Falls where she taught adult Sunday school and was the church treasurer. She also volunteered with the Hawkeye Tech Adult Literacy program.

She is survived by two nephews, Douglas (Molly) Lockey of Rochester‚ MN and Larry (Sharon) Heacock‚ of Corvallis‚ OR; several cousins; and her good friend, Michelle Danielsen of Cedar Falls.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two sisters-in-law, Madeline Lockey and Marjorie Marie Heacock Goodin.

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  1. Mary Yantis | Feb 10, 2021
    Betty was a wonderful employee at the YWCA working in our Family Center.  She was great with the babies, toddlers and young children.  I saw her a few years ago in HyVee.  She was using her walker and I asked her how she was doing.  She said she "was fine and had all the perks of growing older".  I always thought that was a positive way of looking at getting older.
  2. Cheryl Wroblewski | Feb 01, 2021
    What an honor in my life to have Betty as a friend! I worked with her at YWCA and enjoyed getting to know her! She was always of service! Betty I hope you’re rejoicing with the Lord! 
  3. Theresa Hoofnagle | Jan 29, 2021

    It was our family's honor and pleasure to share times with you.  You were always welcomed to our celebrations, and it was always a fun evening out at the Waterloo Bucks games.  We miss you already, and know will find many friends in the peace of your eternal home.  Rest in peace, Betty.

    With love from Theresa Hoofnagle and all our family

  4. Dina Overkamp | Jan 29, 2021
    I am honored to have known you Betty, and will always cherish the memories of the times we spent together playing songs. You will always have a special place in our hearts,  Winnie loves you too. Rest in peace. Dina and Winnie 🤍🐾��
  5. Joan | Jan 29, 2021
    You were a lovely lady to know. I will remember the times we went out for lunch. Rest in peace and God bless.

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