Betty S. Grandpre, 79, of Ashkum passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at her residence. She was born on October 19, 1939 in Harlen County, KY, the daughter of G. Howard and Edith (Singleton) Sharp. She married Keith A. Grandpre in Bradley on October 24, 1964 and he preceded her in death on July 4, 1995. Betty was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Howard “Sonny” Sharp; three sisters, Lola “Judy” Goeslin, Jenny Claire and Dottie Jones; and two nieces, Judy Frechette and Toni Schaffer.
Surviving are three step-children, Keith H. (Anita) Grandpre of Addison, IL, Mike A. (Robin) Grandpre of Ohio and Donna J. (Leonard) Sample of St. Anne; one special niece, Misty (Alex) Hagele of Watseka; two sisters, Stella Day and Jeanette Sharp both of Lafayette, GA; one brother, Richard (Connie) Sharp of Trion, GA; one special friend, Earl “Sonny” Blaylock of Ashkum; nine grandchildren, Alex, Erin, Christy, Brittany, Brandon, Patrick, Tim, Olivia and Wyatt; and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Grandpre was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. She enjoyed riding motorcycles with her husband as well as collecting antique cookie jars. Betty’s family and friends would say that she was about as sassy as they came.
A visitation will be held from 9:00-10:30 am on Friday, February 1, 2019 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton. Burial will take place at a later date at Mound Grove Cemetery in Kankakee.
Memorials may be given for the family’s wishes.