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Elizabeth F. Lechner Betty

July 14, 1927 - May 31, 2018

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Elizabeth ‘Betty’ F. Lechner, 90, of Muscatine, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2018, at her home.

Private burial will take place in Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum. A celebration of life service will be held later this summer at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home.

Betty was born on July 14, 1927, in Washington, New Jersey, the daughter of John J. and Mabel Finnegan White. She graduated from Washington High School and two years of college with a merchandizers major. She then went to work at Lords and Taylors in New York City as a personal shopper.

She was married in 1949, to Dr. J. A. Thatcher, an optometrist. They divorced after 28 years of marriage. She married William Lechner Sr. on February 1, 1976, and they had 24 wonderful years together before his passing on June 30, 2000.

Those left to honor her memory include a son, Tom Thatcher and wife, Virginia; a daughter, Bonnie Thatcher Hardt and husband, Kim; six grandchildren, Carrie Thatcher, Amy Schroeder, Aaron Thatcher, Nick Hardt, Josh Hardt, and Kaitlin Hardt; six great-grandchildren, Brooks Thatcher, Sienna Thatcher, Elizabeth ‘Izzie’ Schroeder, Mia Schroeder, Elisha Hardt, and Ezekiel Hardt; and daughter-in-law, Mary Thatcher.