MOUNT CARMEL -- Betty R. Grewe, 84, of Mount Carmel, passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Deaconess Gateway in Newburgh, Indiana surrounded by her family. She was born on Nov. 9, 1934, in White County, Illinois, the daughter of Cyril and Katie (Dauby) Biggerstaff. Betty married Ed Grewe on April 21, 1954, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Enfield, Illinois. Betty and Ed enjoyed sixty-five years of marriage centered on family and living their faith while supporting one another.
Betty will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Those who knew Betty loved her. She had a gift to brighten anyone's day and truly cared for people. She loved helping others and that was evident in her dedicated volunteer work at Wabash General Hospital, the local nursing homes and at local blood drives. She was very passionate about this work and took great pride in serving others. Betty was a great conversationalist. She was always up to date on current events and had a broad perspective on issues related to history.
Betty and Ed were faithful members of St. Mary's Catholic Church for sixty-three years. She was also a member of the Daughters of Isabella; where she was very active in the interest of the Church while promoting community events. Among Betty's hobbies she loved to decorate her home for the different seasons. She also enjoyed working in her flower garden.
Betty will be remembered by her loving husband, Ed Grewe of Mount Carmel; son, Stephen (Virginia) Grewe of Westminster, CO; three daughters, Sharon (Robert) Lauchner of Myersville, MD, Linda (Michael) Eirhart of Elkton, MD and Barbara (Rick) Rolston of Decatur, IN; grandchildren, Stephanie (Jorge) Zetino, Jacqueline (Rajashekar) Kieffner, Jason Eirhart, Michelle Eirhart, Katie Eirhart, Travis (Kristy) Rolston; great grandchildren, Chloe Rolston and Landon Rolston; sister, Louise (Gerald) York of Enfield, IL; many loved nieces and nephews.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents; son, Richard Grewe; two sisters, Rosie Frymire and Lucille Berberich.
Family and friends are invited to gather for a Visitation from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, May 19, at St. Mary's Catholic Church. A Rosary Service will be held at 3 p.m. prior to the Visitation.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, May 20, at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Robert Zwilling officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in Betty's memory to St. Mary's Catholic School, St. Jude Children's Hospital or the Ronald McDonald House. Envelopes will be at the Church or can be mailed to Keepes Funeral Home, 1500 North Cherry Street, Mount Carmel, IL 62863.
Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements. To view Betty's tribute wall, purchase flowers and leave condolences for the Grewe family, please visit www.keepesfuneralhome.com.