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“Please accept our sympathies and our love! ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Robert & Tammie Harris - Madrid, IA

“Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers will be be with your family. Walt and Cheryl Mills. ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: Cheryl and Walt Mills - IA

“Keeping all of you and your families in my prayers....she is resting in peace with Ray and Diane.....what a great neighbor Diane was.....still miss...Read More ยป
3 of 4 | Posted by: Jean Kelley - Kelley, IA

“Our deepest sympathies to the family. Betty left a great legacy and will be remembered well as a lady and devoted family member. ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Mary Cheddie (Schonhorst) - FL


Betty Romick, 95, of Alleman, Iowa passed away October 26, 2019 at her home. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at The Ankeny Church of the Brethren (417 SE Grant St. Ankeny).

Visitation will be for the Family at 9:30 am at the Church. Friends visitation at 10:00 with a pastries & coffee fellowship available in the church basement. Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 with a burial ceremony following the service at the Brethren Cemetery in rural Elkhart, Iowa.

Betty was born November 10, 1923 just outside of Elkhart, Iowa to George Fred Reynolds & Iva Mae Reynolds (Harris). She graduated from Elkhart High School in 1941. Betty then was introduced to her husband to be of 72 years, Ray Romick, on a blind date. They were later married at the Des Moines Valley Church of the Brethren, June 16, 1944 Elkhart, Iowa. Ray was already in the Army in 1943 and shortly after they were married he went to California for basic training, then to France and then Germany only getting to see her a couple times before he left. Betty lived with her parents on the dairy farm located on the west side of Ankeny. Ray and Betty wrote letters almost every day during the war. Betty worked for Younkers in Des Moines for many years alongside her Mother, Iva. She never learned to drive so was always dependent on someone getting her where she needed to go. They settled in Alleman, Iowa in 1962 after living in Ankeny for several years raising 3 children.

She is survived by 2 children, Linda (Norman) Moorhead of Bivins, Texas and Steve (Joyce) Romick of Alleman, Iowa; 8 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren that includes step-children; and 9 great-great-grandchildren that includes step-children. Preceding Betty in death are her husband, Raymond; daughter, Dianne Aust; granddaughter, Tonya Aust; parents; brothers, Everett Dean Reynolds and Fred Harris Reynolds.