Bette Lou Grant, 89, of Green Valley, formerly of DeLand, passed away at 7:13 a.m. Thursday (March 28, 2013) at Mardell Manor of Green Valley.

Her graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at DeLand Cemetery, DeLand, with Jeff Leeman officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Monday at Trigg & Calvert Chapel, DeLand.

Memorials may be made to the Bette Grant Memorial Fund.

Bette was born Dec. 8, 1923, in Pueblo, Colo., the daughter of Carl and Mary Mays. She married Charles William “Bill” Grant on March 19, 1948, in Monticello. He passed away Sept. 10, 2001.

Survivors include two sons, Bill (Julie) Grant, Manito; and Bruce Grant, Austin, Texas. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Ryan Grant, Wendy Schweigert and Melanie Cunningham; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Jerry Lee Mays, Merced, Calif.; and one sister, Jeannie Brandeis, Merced, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, one daughter and five brothers and sisters.

Bette was a member of the DeLand United Methodist Church and the DeLand Rebekah Lodge.

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