Betty Lorraine (Crow) Maisenbach, the daughter of Howard Wilson Crow and Alvina Minnie (Massey) Crow, was born on Jan. 11, 1927 in Muscatine, Iowa. She received her education in Muscatine, graduating from Muscatine High School in 1944.
Betty was baptized and confirmed on Feb. 11, 1939 and was currently a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Mesa, Arizona.
Betty married Morris Peter Maisenbach on Aug. 28, 1947. Three children were born out of their union: Melodie, Peter and Kevin. In 1959, after living in Columbus Junction, Bennett and Tipton, Iowa they moved to Rock Island, Illinois.
Through the years Betty served as a teacher aid, worked for Al Boyles Realty in Rock Island, sang in many church choirs, volunteered in many churches and served as a leader in the Steven Ministries program. She was involved with Girl Scouts and with the Parent Teacher Association. She also enjoyed cooking and eating Chinese food and participating in her Pegasus Investment Club.
In retirement, Betty and Peter spent their summers in Rock Island and their winters in Green Valley, Arizona. Most recently, Betty lived at Emerald Grove Assisted Living in Mesa, Arizona. It was here that she died on Jan. 23, 2020 at the age of 93.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Richard Crow and a sister, DeAun Goss. Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter Melodie Ullman and her husband, Joe, of Mesa Arizona; her sons, Peter and his wife, Diane of Spencer, Iowa and Kevin of Green Valley Arizona; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
A committal will take place in Rock Island, Illinois at a later date.
Memorials can be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church, 807 N. Stapley Drive, Mesa, Arizona 85203 and should be designated to the “Betty L. Maisenbach Memorial Fund”.
Eternal rest grant her, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon her.