Betty Lou Kluber, age 99, died Sunday, November 24, 2019 at White Oak Manor, Kings Mountain, N.C. Betty Lou was born on September 6th, 1920 at Elgin, Illinois. She was the daughter of the late William G. Krumwiede and Emma (Nancy) Voigtman Gibbs. She was baptized at Augsburg Lutheran Church and was confirmed at North Austin Lutheran Church by Rev. F. Otterbein in 1933. She was a blessing to all who knew her.
She grew up in Chicago, Illinois and graduated from Austin High School. She received her degree as Registered Medical Technician with American Medical Record Association. She worked for twenty nine years at Marengo Memorial Hospital, Marengo, Iowa and retired as the Administrator.
She married Welborn H. Hall in 1941 to which two daughters were born. In 1951 she married Earle F. Kluber and three children were born to this union. Sue Hall was also raised by Betty Lou and Earle. They lived on a farm near Guernsey, Iowa, for thirty-five years, then sold the farm to their son and retired to Black Mountain, North Carolina in 1986.
Betty Lou worked with Hospice of Compassion in Iowa for five years, for three years she was Treasurer of Iowa County American Red Cross. Upon moving to Black Mountain, she volunteered at the Oteen Veterans' Hospital, Black Mountain Center for the handicapped and the Black Mountain Depot. She was a member of the Swannanoa Valley Extension Club. She was also on the Board of the Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministries.
She had many hobbies among them were sewing and ceramics. She also enjoyed making beaded Chrismons for the children and shut-ins of Advent Lutheran Church where she was a member. She loved her church and family very much.
Her children are: Suzanne (Sue) Arnold, Margate, FL; Dina Garland, Swannanoa, NC; Bonnie Lou Morton (John) Guernsey, IA; Barbara Sue Tackett (Clenon) Kings Mountain, NC; Carol Ann York (Dave) Victor, IA; Harlan Earle Kluber (Sue) Guernsey, IA. She had nine grandchildren: Greg Garland (Joy), Kristi Evans (Robert), Jeffrey Garland (Kim), Jeffrey Neitzel (Elga), Amanda Holland (Brandon), Donna Stillions (Jared), Ryan York (Jill), and Jason York. She also had many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, Earle, her dear sister, Helena Hinrichs, and grandson, Kevin Lee Neitzel.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 7th, 10:00am at Advent Lutheran Church, 230 Oak Grove Road. The family will receive visitors following the service.
Betty Lou's remains will be inurned beside her husband, Earle, in Guernsey Cemetery, Guernsey, Iowa.
Memorials may be made to Advent Lutheran Church, Kings Mountain, NC or Hospice of choice.
Harris Funeral Home, Inc. is serving the family.