Betty Lou Copp

Eagle Grove – Betty Lou (Christopher) (Hill) Copp, the daughter of Lyle and Helen (Peterson) Christopher, was born on Oct. 17, 1943, in Forest City, Iowa. She was raised and educated in Dows.

In 1960, Betty married William Hill Sr. in Yankton, South Dakota and they had two children, William and Connie. He preceded her in death in Oct. of 1963.

In 1984, Betty married Franklin “Ace” Copp in Pendleton, Oregon and they made their home in Eagle Grove. He preceded her in death on April 15, 2010.

Betty enjoyed garage sales, flea markets and auctions. She also enjoyed working outside in her garden.

Betty passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, at Rotary Senior Living in Eagle Grove, at the age of 79 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Larry Christopher and Lyle “Sonny” Christopher; sisters Phyllis Burlingame and Vila Armstrong and daughter, Connie Hill.

She is survived by her son, William Hill Jr; sisters: Mary Schultz of Goldfield, Judy Eisenbacher of Algona, Sherry Fletcher of Kanawha; brothers: Gary Christopher of West Branch, Oville Christopher of Pensicola, FL; stepchildren: Doris (Smith) Tritle (Michael) of Solon, Barry Copp of Storm Lake, Lynn Copp of Iowa Falls; 10 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Foust Funeral Home in Eagle Grove.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.


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