Betty Deane (Gruver) Alumbaugh, 90 Negaunee, MI passed away March 1, 2018. She was born January 13, 1928 in Pittsburg, KS to Ralph Ivan and Lavon Jewel (Scott) Gruver. They lived in Pittsburg, KS 2 years at that time they moved to a farm near Nashville, MO and at around age 7 moved to Lamar she attended a one room school North of town. She moved to Detroit, MI, and that's where she married Carl Alumbaugh August 8, 1948. In the early 1950's they moved to Kansas City, MO. She was employed as a telephone operator and secretary at Bell Telephone, Air Force Base Company and US Air Force retiring in 1983. While in Kansas City she was a member and attended The United Methodist Church in Ruskin Heights, S. Kansas City. In 2002 Betty moved to Henning, MN to be with her daughter and son-in-law. In the summer of 2015 after the death of her daughter and caretaker Karen she moved to a nursing home in Michigan to be near her grandson and his family. Betty enjoyed meeting with friends to drink coffee, visit and play cards. She also enjoyed drawing, painting and writing poetry and had some of her poems published.
She is survived by her grandson; Jason Alumbaugh his wife Jana and a great grand daughter; Janelle. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband Carl, September 20, 1993, daughter Karen, June 13, 2015, son Randall, November 4, 1977, brothers; Donnie and Wayne, stepbrother; Earl and stepsister; Marie.
Visitation: 1:00PM-2:00PM Thursday, March 8, 2018
Service: 2:00PM Thursday, March 8, 2018
Konantz Warden Funeral Home Lamar, Missouri
Interment: Lake Cemetery