Betty Jane Garaghty, 83, of Elkader, died, Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at University Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. She was born September 8, 1930, in Guttenberg, to Jack and Frances (Wolter) Mahowald. Jane graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic High School in Guttenberg.
She was united in marriage to John Garaghty on April 17, 1956, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Guttenberg. Five children were born to this union. Jane raised her family on the family farm for many years and later moved into Elkader.