Elizabeth “Betty” A. Ham, 89, of Coralville, died peacefully Thursday, March 21, 2013, at the Solon Care Center. Funeral services were held March 26 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Solon, with Father James Vrba officiating. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery in Coralville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Betty Ham Memorial Fund.
Betty was born Feb. 11, 1924, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Frank and Anna (Svobda) Zajicek. She was raised in the Cedar Rapids and Toddville area. Betty married Marvin Ham on Feb. 7, 1945, in Solon. Betty was a longtime Coralville resident. She was employed with the Iowa City Community School District for many years as a cook.
Betty is survived by her daughter, Phyllis (Ronald) Meade of Iowa City; a sister, Helen Driscoll of Marion; daughter-in-law, Sharon Ham of Montezuma; sons-in-law, Gary Haman of Iowa City and Rick Noel of Lone Tree; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; son, Ron; son, Tom (who also passed away on March 21, 2013); her daughters, Patricia Haman and Bonnie Noel; siblings, Cecelia Scott and Clarence Zajicek; daughter-in-law, Dawn Ham; brother-in-law, Tom Driscoll; and one grandchild, Merrick Ham.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.lensingfuneral