Elsie Marie (Henke) Betts was born on January 29, 1922, the daughter of Martin Carl Gustav Henke and Mary Barbara (Hach) Henke in Clutier, Iowa. Elsie attended elementary school in Clutier and graduated from Dysart High School in 1940 where she was the class president. She attended business college in Waterloo. Elsie married Louis Edwin Betts on June 27, 1946. The couple had two children, Deana Lynn (Betts) Scherger (Mrs. Thomas Scherger) of Novi, Michigan and Rex Jon Betts (Janelle) of Traer. Elsie's grandchildren are Jonathan and David Scherger and Jeniffer and Daniel Betts. She also has a great granddaughter, Sky Betts. Elsie was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. She was employed at Rath Packing Company in Waterloo and was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo, Trinity Lutheran Church in Vinton and Lord of Life Church and St. Ansgar Lutheran Church both in Waterloo. She was an active volunteer at the Lutheran Home for the Aged in Vinton. Elsie died at Sunrise Hill Care Center in Traer at the age of 92 on Monday, May 12, 2014.