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Betty M. Grant of Miramar Beach, Fla., formerly of Cullman, passed away peacefully at her residence with her son and daughter-in-law present on Wednesday, Dec. 13,2017.
Betty was born July 19, 1920, in Terre Haute, Ind., to Claude and Florence Norton. She graduated from Muncie Central High School, Indiana, in 1938. She married the love of her life, Robert C. "Bob" Grant on March 23, 1940, and they remained happily married for 62 years until his death in 2002.
Bob and Betty moved with their children to Cullman in 1961, and fell in love with the town. She moved to Miramar Beach, Fla., in October 2015 to live with her son and daughter-in law, Bob and Beverly Grant. She met many friends while in Miramar Beach and enjoyed many good times there as well.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. "Bob" Grant; son, Richard A. Grant; son-in-law, John Aluskewicz; and grandson, Heath Sewell.
She is survived by her son, Robert M. "Bob" Grant and wife, Beverly of Miramar Beach; daughter, Susan Aluskewicz of Panama City Beach, Fla.; grandchildren, Heather Grant Battles of Cullman, Rhett and Lindsay Grant of Leesburg, Ga., Katy and Corey McKenzie of Carrollton, Ga., Beth Powell of Indiana, Eric Grant of Minnesota, Brenda Mills of Indiana, Doug Grant of Texas; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Betty was a wonderful wife, homemaker, mother, grandmother, lovingly known by her grandchildren as "Meme," and friend to all who knew her. She was a member of Saint John's Evangelical Protestant Church, where she enjoyed attending services and events with her husband, Bob, for many years. She and Bob were active members of the Cullman Elks Lodge No. 1609 for over 50 years, and where Mr. Grant held many local, state and national offices.
We will all miss "Meme," but the sweet memories of her and the good times will be held in our hearts forever.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Moss Service Funeral Home. The celebration of Betty's life will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the church, with burial to follow in Cullman City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Emerald Coast Hospice, 200 Grand Blvd. Suite 205-A, Miramar Beach, FL 32550.
To leave condolences for the family, visit mossservicefh.com.
Moss Service Funeral Home directing.
Published on December 14, 2017
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