Betty was born in Owensville, Missouri on April 2, 1943, a daughter of the late Warren & Mildred (Asher) Branson.
Betty was the wife of Ervin W. Niewald. They were united in marriage on March 12, 1960, at Presbyterian Church, Owensville, MO.
Betty was a member of Church of Christ, Owensville, Missouri, the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, New Haven, and New Haven Fire Department Women's Auxiliary.
Betty worked as a cook at Kellwood and for the New Haven School District for many years. She also worked at New Haven Care Center and part-time for Barreth Chrysler, Shelter Insurance, New Haven Ice Cream Shop, and she was an Avon Representative.
Betty is survived by her husband Ervin, of the home; by two daughters, Debbie Freitag & husband David, of New Haven, Missouri; and Rhonda Grannemann & husband Dave, of New Haven, Missouri; a son, Michael Niewald, of New Haven, Missouri; by two sisters, Brenda Creacy, of Ranger, Texas; and Robin Peters & husband Gus, of Aurora, Colorado; by a sister-in-law, Nada Branson, of Denver, Colorado; by her grandchildren, Denise Berlekamp & husband Jeff, of St. Louis, Missouri; Daniel Freitag & wife Erica, of New Haven, Missouri; Todd Grannemann & wife Sarah, of New Haven, Missouri; Erin Lewis & husband Andrew, of Lake City, Pennsylvania; Alyssa Niewald, of Nampa, Idaho; and Nathan, Savannah, & Jackson Niewald, of Coupeville, Washington, and great-grandchildren, Emma, Addison, Grayson, Tatum, Margaret, Darcy, and Olivia. She is preceded in death by her parents, and a brother Ron Branson.
Betty enjoyed reading, fishing, bird watching, and being with family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She especially loved Christmas and celebrating her family's birthdays.
Visitation will be held Thursday, May 7th from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, New Haven, where funeral services will be held Friday at 10:00 a.m., with Rev. James Niewald officiating.
Burial will be at Country Side Memorial Gardens, Owensville, Missouri. Memorials may be given to New Haven Care Center or American Diabetes Association. C/O Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home.
**Visitation and funeral services will be open to the public. People that are attending the visitation or funeral will be asked to maintain social distancing, 6 ft. The capacity and seating may be limited, and people are welcome to and, indeed, are encouraged to wear face masks to protect themselves and others.