Resident Spotlight

Betty Frank Gonner



Betty Frank Gonner was born in rural Bellevue.  Most of her younger years was spent on a farm near Galena, Illinois.  Betty has 4 sisters and 4 brothers.  She moved to Springbrook, Iowa after marrying Milton Gonner in 1954.  Together, they had seven children.  Betty took GED evening classes and earned her high school diploma in 1971.  She also learned to drive a car as an adult.  Betty worked for many years as an associate at Bellevue Elementary School in Kindergarten and with special needs students.  Betty and Milton moved to Andrew in 1990.  Milton passed away in 2016.

Betty has always loved to sew, embroider, and do a variety of crafts.  Since moving to Mill Valley in 2014, she has enjoyed painting and has created a painting for each of her children.  Betty likes to spend time visiting, coloring, and doing word search puzzles.  Betty has 7 children, 10 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren with one more due in April.