Elizabeth "Betty" Knapp (Wilbur) went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, July 31, 2017, surrounded by her daughters Hope and Lori and son-in-law Curt at Country View Care Center in Waterloo.
A private graveside service will be held in Forest City where Betty will be laid to rest beside her oldest grandchild Brandon.
Betty was born on February 18, 1943, in Iowa City to Martha Ellis Wilbur. She was united in marriage to Glen Curtis in 1958 and to this union, three children were born. Betty lived in Virginia for many years working with children with learning disabilities. She moved back to her roots in Iowa due to health issues in 2007, living in Lake Mills and Mason City. Betty's declining health caused her to need nursing home care and she found a loving home in Waterloo at the Country View Care Center. There she was known as 'Miss Betty' the feisty little lady from Virginia. Betty loved baking, sewing, church activities, and pets of all kinds.
Betty is survived by her three children, Hope (Curt) Enerson of York, Pennsylvania, Lori Thomas (Joe Buck) of Waterloo, and Brian (Lena) Knapp of Cranberry, Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren, Caleb Enerson, Pennsylvania; Christopher Thomas, Mason City; Brittni (Tuan) Pham, Pennsylvania; Arianna Thomas, Waterloo; and Alexa, Ava, and Adalyn Knapp, Pennsylvania.
Betty was preceded in death by her mother, Martha and grandson, Brandon Thomas.