Betty Lou White, 94, of Piper City, passed away Wednesday (May 15, 2019) in Danforth.
She was born July 2, 1924, in Anchor, the daughter of Chris and Louise (Stuhmer) Walters. They preceded her in death. Betty married Duane W. White on Sept. 23, 1945, in Piper City. He preceded her in death Feb. 13, 1990.
Betty also was preceded in death by two sisters, Maxine Opperman and Geraldine Wilson; one son-in-law, Roger Grubbs; and one infant daughter.
Surviving are one daughter, Melissa Grubbs, of Kempton; three grandchildren, Brandon (Stacy) Grubbs, of Cullom, Amber (Matt) Trowitch, of Bloomington, and Alison (Scott) Buckley, of Reddick; seven great-grandchildren, Charlotte and Grace Grubbs, Landon, Caden and Grayson Trowitch, and Austin and Addyson Buckley.
Betty attended Burger County School, graduated from Piper City High School in 1942 and graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1946 with a Bachelor of Science degree. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and First Presbyterian Church in Piper City, where she served as elder and was the treasurer of the Women’s Association. Betty was a Sunday school teacher for 16 years and a member of the church choir for 68 years. She and her husband owned and operated Piper City Hardware & Variety Store in Piper City for 30 years. Betty enjoyed going to auctions, refinishing antiques, listening to gospel music, doing crafts, decorating for holidays and knitting. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, who were very dear to her.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Monday, May 20, until the 11 a.m. funeral service at First Presbyterian Church in Piper City. The Revs. Brian King and Wade Ditty will officiate. Burial will follow in Brenton Township Cemetery in Piper City.
Funeral arrangements are by Knapp-Redenius Funeral Home in Gilman.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church or Faith Place of Danforth.
Please sign her online guestbook at knappfuneralhomes.com.