Bettye Ann (Blocker) Wester

Bettye Ann (Blocker) Wester, 86, Independence, Iowa, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Buchanan County Health Center, Independence, following a lengthy illness.

She was born March 23, 1928, to Herman and Sylvia (Raymond) Blocker. She was a 1946 graduate of La Porte City High School.

She married Jerome M. Wester on Feb. 10, 1948, in La Porte City, Iowa. She was a private duty nurses aid.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Michael Wester, Independence, Iowa; two daughters, Kathleen Olsen, Quasqueton, Iowa, and Kristi Hiller, Hays; a brother, Allen (Linda) Blocker, La Porte City; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be at 1:30 p.m. June 28 at Reiff Funeral Home and Crematory, Independence; private inurnment in West View Cemetery, La Porte City.

Friends can call from 12:30 p.m. until time of service June 28 at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Cedar Valley Hospice, 801 First St. E., Independence, IA 50644.