Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Donaldson was born on May 27, 1958, in Dubuque, IA, and passed away peacefully on September 9, 2023 surrounded by her family. Betty made her home in Centerville, Iowa, where she lived for more than 20 years, bringing joy, love, and laughter to everyone she met. A loving, compassionate, thoughtful, and loyal friend, mother, and grandmother, Betty was the true embodiment of these words.\n\nBetty had a career as a waitress and server for over 40 years at various places, but truly loved her final position at the Appanoose Country Club, where she was known and cherished for her infectious smile and warm heart. She was a proud member and vice president of the Centerville Auxiliary for more than 15 years. Her dedication to her work and community earned her the Shining Stars Super Hero award from the Auxiliary Centerville, a fitting tribute to a woman who brightened the days of others, truly living up to the title of "the Great Volunteer that you are." In her free time, Betty found joy in simple pleasures such as fishing, golfing, bingo, bowling, cards, darts and hobbies that reflected her lively spirit and love for life.\n\nBetty is survived by her loving children, Nicki (Ben) Adank, Tony Friedman, Samantha (Cory) Martin, and Lucas Donaldson. She was a cherished grandmother to Dylan, Emma, Laura, Alex, Santana, Brody, Miley, and Nevayah, who will forever remember their grandmother's love and kindness. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Leona Friedman, her brothers John and Michael Friedman, and the love of her life, Robert “Bubba” Ketchum. But her spirit lives on in the hearts of all who knew and loved her.\n\nAs we remember Betty, we invite you to share your memories of her on the memorial page and upload photos that capture the joy and love she brought into our lives. Let us celebrate Betty, a woman who loved deeply, lived passionately, and left a memorable mark on the hearts of all those fortunate enough to know her.\n\nPlease join us for a Celebration of Life at the Appanoose Country Club in Centerville, Iowa on Saturday, September 16 from 1:00pm until 4:00pm. A prayer service will be held at 1:30pm. Betty will be laid to rest at Gockel Cemetery in Glen Haven, Wisconsin at a later date.