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Betty Ault, 72

Betty Ault (Hietapelto), age 72, of Waverly, formerly of Killen, AL, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009.

She was born Aug. 25, 1936.

Betty was an avid reader and gardener. As an artist, she loved to paint, and used many media in her art. She loved to collect things and enjoyed going antique shopping.

Betty is survived by her children, Amy (Roger Reinsch) Hietapelto of Eau Claire, WI, Melissa (Bill) Morris of Waverly, David (Lina Lelchuk) Hietapelto of West Palm Beach, FL, and Hugo (Penny) Hietapelto of Duluth; her grandchildren, George, Wayne, Danny, Katie, Megan, Joe, Kelly, Corey, Mary Beth, Anika, Maggie and Colin; her siblings, Carolyn Walker, Kathleen Corte, and John McTigue; and numerous other relatives and friends.

She will be greatly missed by her beloved pug dog, Max.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Ault; two grandchildren, Nicholas Pierce and Meredith Morris; and a grand daughter-in-law, Jennifer Morris.

The funeral service was Saturday, Jan. 10 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Buffalo, with the Rev. Christian Bode officiating. Sandy Baert played the organ, while Deb Chapa sang. A gathering time took place one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will take place at a later date.

Pallbearers were Bill Morris, George Morris, Megan Morris, Hugo Hietapelto, Corey Hietapelto, Colin Hietapelto, and David Hietapelto.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family.