Betty Lou McKnight, 73, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on March 30, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday April 3 at 10:30 a.m., at Peterson's Funeral Home in Carlisle, Iowa. Visitation will be held Tuesday April 2 from 6 to 8 p.m., where the family will greet relatives and friends.\n\nBetty was born on March 14, 1940, in Iowa City, Iowa, to Charles Wesley and Maggie Bethel Harp Anderson. She was married to Larry McKnight and with this union brought four children, Rick McKnight of Des Moines, Iowa; Janet (Terry) Bunce of Carlisle, Iowa; Dennis McKnight of Indianola, Iowa; and Brian McKnight of Des Moines, Iowa.\n\nBetty loved spending time with her grandchildren, Shawn (Audrey) Bunce, Tanner (Kasey) Bunce, Matt McKnight, Katie (Ryan) Grove, Chase Eslinger and Abbey Eslinger and her great-grandchildren, Blake Butters and Braeden Bunce. \n\nShe was preceded in death by her four brothers, (infant) Wilber Glenn Anderson, Ralph Anderson, Wayne Anderson, and William Geagley; and three sisters, Dorothy Pack, Evelyn Heck and Margery Irving. Siblings that survive her are brothers, Jack (Betty Doan) Anderson of Dallas, Iowa and Don (Joyce) Anderson of Chariton, Iowa; sisters, Maxine Maxwell of Indianola, Iowa and Marilyn (Jack) Runnells of Chariton, Iowa.\n\nBetty enjoyed gardening, collecting Hull pottery and being with her family. \n\nMemorials can be made in Memory of Betty. Online Condolences may be made to www.petersonfuneralservice.com.