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Betty Jane Hough

Jul 19, 2017

Services for Betty Jane Hough were held on Saturday, July 15, at the First United Methodist Church in Emmetsburg.

Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Emmetsburg. Joyce Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Jane was born in West Bend on April 2, 1927, the daughter of LaFayette and Margaret (Reardon) Fay. She was the youngest of ten children, with five sisters and four brothers. After graduation from Emmetsburg High School, she moved to Cedar Rapids, and worked in a radio factory.

On Oct. 15, 1945, Jane was united marriage to Lawrence (Bud) Hough, and they raised three children: Jeanette Frambach (Jim) of Emmetsburg, Jim (Peggy) Hough of Thompson’s Station, TN and Dr. John (Diann) Hough of Paola, KS.

Jane worked side by side with her husband on their farm northwest of Emmetsburg. She raised cattle and hogs and grew corn and soybeans.

The whole family was very active in 4-H exhibiting winning steers at the local, state and national levels. Daughter, Jeanette graduated from Morningside College and was a lifelong high school mathematics teacher. Sons, Jim and John graduated from Iowa State University with degrees in Animal Science. John received his advanced degrees from the University of Georgia.

Jane took up oil painting later in life. She enjoyed this hobby until her eyesight prohibited her to continue. Jane attended many art shows receiving several awards. She also loved spending time with her family.

Jane passed away on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at PARC Hall in Emmetsburg.

Survivors include her three children, six grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Bud in Sept. of 1984.

Memorials may be directed to: First United Methodist Church – 801 Broadway, Emmetsburg, IA 50536.

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