In loving memory of

Betty Jean Doyle
August 4, 1933 - November 11, 2021

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Betty Jean Doyle, 88, of Muscatine, passed away on Thursday, November 11, 2021, at Lutheran Living Senior Campus.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at St. Mathias Church. The Reverend Khoa Le will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ben Doyle, Chase Timmons, Colton Timmons, Alex Doyle, Amanda Doyle, and Aaron Doyle. A time of food and fellowship will follow the committal service at Gannon Hall.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 15, 2021, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. A rosary prayer service will follow the visitation at 7:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to Hospice Compassus or Ss. Mary Mathias Parish. Online condolences may be made at

Betty Jean was born on August 4, 1933, in Muscatine, the daughter of Arthur and Gertrude Houser Henning. She married Eugene Doyle on December 26, 1955, at St. Mary's Church, in Muscatine. He preceded her in death in 2002.

Betty Jean worked as an OB nurse at Muscatine General from 1954 until 1978. She then worked private duty care at Lutheran Homes from 1980-1983. Betty Jean worked as a school nurse from 1983 until 1998 before she retired. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters.

Betty Jean enjoyed boating, card club, and the Bells of St. Mary's. She was very supportive and loved to attend her grandchildren's events.

Betty Jean is survived by her children, Michael Doyle and wife, Vesta, their son, Ben Doyle and his children, Katie and Ben Jr., Tim Doyle and wife, Beth, their children, Alex Doyle, Amanda Doyle, and Aaron Doyle, and Lisa Timmons and husband, Clay, their children, Chase Timmons and his wife, Veronica, and their child Ivan and Colton Timmons and his fiancé, Erin; and one brother J.D. Walters of Muscatine.

She is preceded in death by her parents; a stepfather, Joe Walters; her husband in 2002; one brother, Charles Walters; and one infant sister, Deborah Ann


Dan Paetz wrote on Nov 18, 2021:

"Lisa and Tim...our thoughts and prayers are with you today and always...what a Mom and what a daughter and family. Beautiful Mother...Inside and Out...sending Love, Peace and Comfort Today and Always...Love You...Dan Paetz"

Marilyn Nogai wrote on Nov 16, 2021:

"I always remember Betty having a smile on her face whenever we met; her smile was contagious! My sincere condolences to Betty?s family!"

Maynard and Joyce Stych wrote on Nov 15, 2021:

"Lisa, Clay and family. Betty took such good care of Allison during her time at school, we will remember that always. Maynard and I remarked that Betty always came to the breakfast table at Lutheran dressed nicely makeup and the works and a smile. Our sympathy to all of your family. I will not be able to attend due to my heart surgery Dr. does not want me in crowds.."

Bryan Fessler wrote on Nov 14, 2021:

"My deepest sympathy to your family. I knew Betty during her time at Washington, she was a wonderful lady. "

Laurie and Keith Schreurs wrote on Nov 14, 2021:

"Tim and family we are so very sorry for your loss. "

Gene and Carla Paxton wrote on Nov 13, 2021:

"Betty was our school nurse at Washington School , but we also knew her and her family from boating on the Mississippi. She will be missed, our deepest sympathy to all of her family."

Susan Henning Shadof wrote on Nov 13, 2021:

"My deepest sympathies go out to Betty Jean?s family. As a young child, I remember her wedding. It was nice to have her join the Henning cousins for lunch when Lynne Henning Verdun & I came to town. So sorry for your loss. "

Lynne (Henning) Verdun wrote on Nov 12, 2021:

"My deepest condolences on the loss of Betty! I'm so glad I got to know her at our cousin lunches that we had over the past 15 years or so. May she rest in peace with her loved ones. Lynne (Henning) Verdun"

Cyndi Borgstahl wrote on Nov 12, 2021:

"Mike, Tim and Lisa: She was my funny aunt. My father remembers her going done the hall in the OB wing praising him for his third daughter Deanna. Sort of. More like poor guy but with a lot of emphasis."

Kristine Hollingsworth wrote on Nov 12, 2021:

"RIP Betty! You were a wonderful co worker. How times have changed. My prayers to Bettys family."