Elizabeth “Betty” Kinkner, 85, of Fort Dodge, passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 16, 2013 at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Andrea Kraushaar officiating. Entombment will follow at the Chapel of Peace Mausoleum in North Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home.

Betty is survived by her children, Richard (Jackie) Cleland of Leesburg, VA; Raymond (Elly) Cleland of South St. Paul, MN; Michael (Beth) Cleland of Ogden; William Jr. (Lori) Kinkner of Fort Dodge; Karolyn Kinkner (John) and Kathy (Phil) Farmer, both of Fort Dodge; fifteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; and sister, Peggy Meier of Manson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Ida (Johnson) Vanderhoff; husband, William; brother, Lloyd Vanderhoff Jr.; and sister, Irene Saxon.

Elizabeth D. Vanderhoff was born September 2, 1928 in Fort Dodge. She began her education in Fort Dodge. Following the 7th grade Betty and her family moved to farm near Clare. She continued her education in Manson, where she graduated from Manson High School in 1947. After receiving her teaching certificate, Betty taught in Clare for two years. She also taught at Head Start for a number of years and later was co-director for Webster County Community Day Care Center. In 1954 she was united in marriage to William Kinkner in Princeton, MO. The couple established their home in Fort Dodge. Betty was a member of First United Methodist Church and was very active in the church’s nursery.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.