Betty L. Parsons, 68, of Shueyville, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, in Manor Care Health Services, Cedar Rapids. Services were held Tuesday, Aug. 4, at the Shueyville United Methodist Church, by the Rev. Sheryll Untiedt with visitation at the church before the service. Burial was in Linwood Park Cemetery, Boone. Arrangements are by Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids.
Survivors include her son, Brad Parsons of Swisher; brother, Donald Ray of Melrose; and sisters Mabel (John) Toepfer of Madrid and Gladys Groomes of Oakdale, Calif.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William; brother, Floyd Ray; and sister, Dorothy Ricke.
Born Jan. 25, 1941, in Hamilton County, Betty was the daughter of Lloyd and Mildred (Craven) Ray. On March 11, 1961, she was united in marriage to William Parsons in Boone. He died Jan. 14, 2001. Betty attended the Shueyville United Methodist Church and enjoyed reading.
Memorials may be made in Betty’s memory to the Shueyville United Methodist Church, 1195 Steeple Lane NE, Swisher, IA 52338.
Please sign the online guest book for Betty at www.murdochfuneralhome.com  under obituaries.