Elizabeth “Betty” Klimaszeske of Iola recently sat for an oil portrait hand painted by Gordon T. Olson.
The portrait is titled “Flower and Bird Lady.”
Betty, age 96, is president of the Iola Living Assistance (ILA) Activities Committee and has been a resident at Iola Living Assistance for the past five years. During that time, she has been active in cheering up other residents by visiting them in their rooms and encouraging them to participate in arts and craft activities.
Betty’s personal hobby is taking care of her flowers and watching the birds take care of their young ones.