Betty Guilford – Monticello

Betty Guilford age 86, died Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Hospice of Mercy, Cedar Rapids following a brief illness.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 Monday morning, March 13, 2016 at the United Church of Monticello with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery. Rev. Ed Moreano will officiate at the services.  Friends may call from 2 until 6 Sunday at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello.   Memorials may be made to Hillcrest Family Services.  Thoughts, Memories and Condolences may be left at

Surviving is her husband, Larry, 2 children, Scott (Gwen) Guilford, Monticello, Pamela Guilford, Cedar Rapids, 4 grandchildren, Stephanie, Gavin, Gabrielle and Gage.  She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers and 3 sisters.

Betty Jane Greif was born March 5, 1931 near Worthington, Iowa.   She was the daughter of Peter and Ida Lehman, Greif.   Betty attended country school and graduated from St. Paul Catholic School in Worthington in 1949.   She worked in a coil factory in Skokie, Illinois before marriage.  Betty married Larry Guilford on August 29, 1953 at St. Luke Methodist Church, Monticello.  Betty was employed at the John McDonald Hospital, and the Senior Home.   She also did some in home health care.  In December of 1986 Betty and Larry became snow birds spending their winters in Arizona. They made their last trip to Arizona in 2011.

Betty was a member of the United Church of Monticello, and the church circles.   She also belonged to the Neighborly Neighbors in Richland Township.