Betty Plass Bramwell, 91

Betty Plass Bramwell, 91, of Marshalltown, IA, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the Iowa River Hospice Home, in Marshalltown. Visitation will be 9:30 a.m., Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Anderson Funeral Homes, 405 W. Main St., Marshalltown. Private family graveside services will follow. Memorials may be directed to Iowa River Hospice or Central Iowa Art Association. Online condolences may be sent to

Betty was born March 26, 1926, to Dr. Everett Dudley and Lilian (Genrich) Plass, in Detroit, Michigan. She grew up in Iowa City and graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Sociology. While in college she was a member of Phi Beta Phi. After college she moved to Des Moines, IA and worked for the State of Iowa. Betty was united in marriage to Willis K. (Bill) Bramwell Jr. on March 19, 1956. They settled in Marshalltown and started a family. Betty was a member of the Assistance League, P.E.O., Central Iowa Art Association and volunteered packing food boxes at the Food Bank. She found great joy spending the winters in Sanibel, FL, walking the beaches, creating art, and being with her dearest love, Bill.

Betty will be missed by two sons; Bill (Leslie) Bramwell, John (Lee) Bramwell; four grandchildren: Robert (Jennifer) Bramwell, Kevin Bramwell, Catherine (Geoff) Miller, Emma (Kyle Littrel) Bramwell; a great granddaughter, Julia Miller, and a grandson on the way to Robert and Jennifer Bramwell.

She was preceded in death by her husband Bill.