Betty Start

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Betty Start of Dallas Center, Iowa passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. A memorial service will be held on Dec. 18, 2019 at Spurgeon Manor, Dallas Center, Iowa. Interment  will be in Swanton, Vermont.
Betty was born  Aug. 5, 1925 in Swanton, Vermont to Ray Carleton Kimball and Cora May (Houston) Kimball.
She married  Burdett Henry Start II July 5, 1947 in Swanton, Vermont. Burdett passed away March 31, 2007.
Betty graduated from Swanton High School in 1943, received her Physical Education and Physical Therapy degrees from Boston University.
Following raising her children Betty returned to the University of Nebraska at Omaha to continue her education.  She earned her Special Education degree at UNO and taught for 15 years.
Following teaching Betty became an Educational Diagnostician through UNO.  In July of 1990 she retired from Westside Community Schools only to begin her new career on the staff at UNO supervising Special Education student teachers.
Betty was active in her churches serving on many boards.  She belonged to the Mayflower Society, Alpha Delta Kappa Educational Sorority, was an Honorary Rotarian of the Omaha Suburban Rotary Club, received the UNO Distinguished Alumni Award, served as a board member for Start Enterprises DBA American Moving since its inception in 1994 and was the number one fan of her son’s Big Bands.  Betty enjoyed skiing in her younger years and loved to canoe by their cabin in Lovewell, Kansas.
She is survived by daughters; Sarah Start of Iowa City, Iowa, Suzanne (Glenn) Rauert of Aurora, son; Burdett (Sheryl) Start III of Granger, Iowa; grandchildren; Casey (Jessica) Lee of Greenwood, Darcie (Adrian) Burde of Gainesville, Florida, Burdett Start IV of Des Moines, Iowa and Adency Start of Granger, Iowa; great-grandchildren; Alyssa and Brycen Lee and Isabella Burde, many nieces and nephews.
She is proceeded in death by her parents, husband, Burdett Henry Start, sisters; Barbara Farnham, Virginia Howard and Dorothy Lantz and son-in-law; Alan Lee.
Memorials may be made to: West Des Moines Rotary Reading For Kids Program, Aurora Covenant Church, Aurora, or Walnut Hills Methodist Church, Urbandale, Iowa.
The Cremation Society of Iowa was in charge of services.

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