In loving memory of

Jodi Derifield-Betts 09/27/2021
May 24, 1971 - September 27, 2021

Jodi Derifield-Betts, 50, of Gladbrook, IA passed away from a long battle of heart failure Monday, September 27, 2021 at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center, IA. Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Peace United Church of Christ in Gladbrook. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 1, 2021 at Peace United Church of Christ in Gladbrook. Interment will take place at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Waterloo, IA. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family. Arrangements have been entrusted with Anderson Funeral Homes of Gladbrook. Online condolences may be sent to

Jodi was born on May 24, 1971, to Gary and Carolyn Derifield in Waterloo, IA. Jodi attended Janesville Consolidated High School in Janesville, IA graduating in 1989. After high school Jodi went on to Hawkeye Community College where she took floral classes. She became a florist, and for approximately 20 years worked as a Floral Manager with Hyvee. Jodi met the love of her life and married Nick Betts in 1999 in Waverly, IA. After marriage they were blessed with a beautiful daughter Stella in 2005. She also had two step-daughters, Kelly and Kayla. Gladbrook is where Jodi, Nick and Stella called home. She was very active being a part numerous groups in the community. A few groups were the Gladbrook Young Woman's Club, American Legion Auxiliary, Prayer Shawl, she was also on the board for the local Theater, Church and Daycare. Jodi had many hobbies. Some of her favorites were crafting, crocheting, scrap booking, doing anything with flowers and evening rides on the golf cart with her family. Most of all Jodi was a loving wife and mother who loved to be around her family and friends.

Jodi will be dearly missed by her husband; Nick Betts, daughter; Stella Betts, two step-daughters; Kelly (Nate) Karr, Kayla (Trisdan) Bales, parents; Gary and Carolyn Derifield, brother; Todd (Amy) Derifield; grandmother; Dorothy Allen, mother-in-law; Karmen Betts, brother-in-law; Tony Betts, four nieces and nephews, one grandnephew, three step grandchildren, and many beloved aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents; Carl and Stella Derifield, and grandfather; Jack Allen.


Keith (Gail) Tripp wrote on Oct 7, 2021:

"I want to share my deepest sympathy ? to the Derifield family. May the Lord be your strength and comfort you. May you remember all the goodness of Jodi and let that be your guiding light to carry you through these difficult times. God Bless you all"

Colleen Franzen wrote on Oct 7, 2021:

"Jodi and I spent many nights working together @ Hy-Vee floral in Waverly. The memories are many and I will cherish those times. Thinking and keeping her family in my prayers. Colleen"

Pat and John Clausen wrote on Oct 1, 2021:

"Loving prayers to Jodi?s family and friends. She gave us wonderful memories and examples of strength, courage and grace. "

Phil Diggins wrote on Oct 1, 2021:

"I had the honor of working with Jodi for many years. She always was upbeat and had a smile on her face. She was a wonderful woman and will be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time."

Kim Chamberlin wrote on Sep 30, 2021:

"Jodi was truly one of the kindest people I have ever met, I loved her smile and her laugh! She fought her health battles with such grace and courage. My heart and prayers go out to all of Jodi's family and friends, may God bless you with strength during this difficult time. "

Betsy and Steven Minkel wrote on Sep 29, 2021:

"Gladys and family...our prayers go out to all of you. Jodi is at peace with our Savior."

Danise & David Flood wrote on Sep 29, 2021:

"Our prayers are with Jodi's family, a lovely life cut short, "

Mary Ann Miller wrote on Sep 29, 2021:

"Sending love to the family, wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain. "

Shirley (Frericks) Thomas wrote on Sep 29, 2021:

"So sorry to hear of Jodi's passing. Sympathies to Nick and Stella. "

Evelyn Hamlin wrote on Sep 28, 2021:

"I'll always remember Jodi as a kind, thoughtful girl. I pray for God's strength for your family through this difficult time. "

Allison H. wrote on Sep 28, 2021:

"Jodi was an amazing woman. I first met Nick, Jodi, and Stella because they were my grandparents neighbors. My grandparents always spoke so highly of Jodi and I know it always made their days better when she would stop in to visit. Jodi was always looking after them, and I will forever be grateful. Once they moved into the nursing home, Jodi and Stella would make regular visits to them. The last picture I have of them was from Jodi when she brought them ice cream cones to enjoy. She was the embodiment of Matthew 22 37:39. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind and love thy neighbor as thy self. I am blessed to have known Jodi and she will always hold a special place in my heart. I pray for comfort and strength for Nick and Stella and all of Jodi?s family during this time. "

Raelynn wrote on Sep 28, 2021:

"She will be loved and missed very much. I remember when she took Stella and I tape painting then out to spankys. Very fun and kind person. Love you?"

Linda Cain wrote on Sep 28, 2021:

"My thoughts & prayers go out to Gary & Carolyn and the rest of their family. May they find blessed peace to help them through this most difficult time. Rest in peace dear child, you have earned your angel wings. Linda Cook Cain"

Mary Swarts wrote on Sep 28, 2021:

"I always will remember working with Jodi at hyvee and the incredible talent she had for floral arrangements. Also her and I sewed her sewing machine cover shortly after she go her machine. She touch so many lives......I am so lucky to be one of thwm? Mary Swarts "

Ann wrote on Sep 28, 2021:

"We are so sorry for your loss. Jodi is one of the most kindest people I know. I always enjoyed working with her at Hy Vee. She was the best floral shop manager I ever had. Love and Hugs to each and everyone of you. Love Ann Plowman and family"

~ Rachel wrote on Sep 28, 2021:

"Thinking of you today - up in Heaven & knowing you are rejoicing and showering so many with abundant flutters of love. "