Jim & Betty


Betty & Jim moved to Buffalo fourteen years ago. They chose to make Zion their church home because they had visited many times with their daughter Liz (and Roland) Dehmer and family, who are also members. They have four children (three daughters and one son), eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Betty & Jim both volunteer at Zion as part of the crew that gathers to prepare the  monthly newsletter for mailing. They occasionally serve on Sunday mornings as greeters before the 8:30am worship service. They also often participate in outings with the Zionaires senior fellowship group.

Betty has been a member of the Zion Book Club since it began in 2005. At the time Betty’s daughter Liz was serving on the church council and fellowship committee, and was instrumental in beginning the book club.

The Zion Book Club is a low pressure book club. Participants come for discussion with no preparation whenever they have interest and time and are not obligated to agree on (or even finish) the books.

It has been interesting because it has gotten me reading other books than my favorites, which are mysteries.

Betty’s all time favorite book is Gone with the Wind, and  her favorite of the book club selections has been To Kill a Mockingbird, which was discussed in June of 2013.

Betty also belongs to the Wright County Knitting for Others group.

We make hats for children and adults who are in need, lap robes, mittens, and anything else that is needed.

Her other hobbies, besides reading, knitting, and crocheting, include quilting, and trying new restaurants.

Upcoming selections for the book club include The Great Gatsby, Unforgettable, The Round House, and Look Me in the Eye.