Betty Lou (Grayson) Thompson, 81, of Crawfordsville passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville.  

She was born Aug. 27, 1937, at Ellettsville, Indiana, to the late Cecil Patrick and Alma May (Hawkins) Grayson.

Betty graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1955. On Dec. 24, 1955, she married the love of her life, Ronald Thompson. He preceded her in death Nov. 6, 2012. She was a loving mother and wife and worked at Redwood Inn as a waitress and Hi-Tek (Lithonia) Lighting. She loved listening to country music, collected miniature tea cups and loved spoiling her grandchildren.

She is survived by three sons, Tom Thompson of Linden, Phillip Thompson of Crawfordsville and Raymond (Penny) Thompson of New Hampshire; daughter Carol Ann Thompson of Crawfordsville; brother Burl (Carolyn) Grayson of Crawfordsville; sister Marian Davis of Frankfort; six grandchildren, Louanna Thompson, Mike Thompson, Ginny (Justin Shaffer) Thompson, Danielle (Travis Bonifacius) Thompson, Kevin (Carrie) Thompson and Michael (Brittany Woolsey) Thompson; and seven great-grandchildren, Sarah, Jade, Rylie, Brittany, Randy, Jeramiah and Abbey.    

She was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers, Roy, Jim, Ed, Bert, John and Ray Delbert; and five sisters, Ruth Montgomery, Goldie Hensel, Connie Price, Edna Stewart and Mary Grayson.  

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16 at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, with Pastor Keith Jones officiating. Entombment will follow at Waynetown Masonic Cemetery.  

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