Betty McElroy, age 96, of Ottumwa, IA, passed away on October 5, 2022 at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. \n\nShe was born on March 16, 1926 in Ottumwa, Iowa. Betty was the daughter of Helen Heathcoat. She worked at the family business, Peoples Plumbing for many years. She married Max McElroy, and to this union they were blessed with two children, Lloyd and Sue, who both preceded her in death. She is survived by grandson, Rob, and granddaughters, Kelly and Debbie. \n\nBetty has been cremated with no planned services. Sinnott Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.