Grieve, Betty J.

Betty J. Grieve, 89, of Galva, passed away at 12:35 PM, Friday, June 13, 2014 at her home.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, June 17 at Rux Funeral Home in Galva. Rev. Linda Winkelman will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Elmira Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Betty Grieve Memorial Fund.

She was born October 30, 1924 in Stark County, IL, the daughter of William and Lovena (Murray) Duncan. Survivors include her son, Murray (Anita) Grieve of Galva, a niece, Barbara (Jon) Fate of Glendora, CA, a nephew, John (Barbara) Duncan of Minneapolis, MN and several great and great-great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Donald “Duke” Duncan and Dwain Duncan.

Betty attended grade school in Elmira and graduated from Toulon High School in 1942 and had attended Arizona State in Tempe, AZ. She worked as an office clerk for Best Displays for 15 years, at Kewanee Boiler for 20 years and LMT Corp. until the age of 85. She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church and the Professional Secretaries Association in Kewanee. She enjoyed woodworking, doing mechanical things, bowling, golfing and putting doll houses together. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at