Betty Jean (Ray) Biggs, 78, Grandview

Betty Jean (Ray) Biggs, 78, of Grandview, Indiana, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 7, 2019 at Deaconess Hospital Midtown in Evansville, with her daughter and son-in-law by her side.

Betty was born on August 9, 1941, in Grandview in the home of her late parents, Victor and Mayme (Schaeffer) Ray.

She attended Grandview Elementary School and graduated from Rockport High School in 1959. Betty enrolled in a few business classes at Brescia College in Owensboro, Kentucky and worked as a bookkeeper for Conner Ford Sales from 1959 – April 1, 2002.

Betty was very active and quite social. She kept busy bowling (when she was younger), crocheting and knitting. She was a former member of the Town Board of Grandview and Grandview Civic Association. She worked at the annual Grandview Easter Egg Hunt and annual Grandview Fall Festival for many years. She was a lifetime member of Saint Bernard Catholic Church in Rockport, and was very involved. She was a member of the Altar Society, a church greeter, and was involved with the annual church picnic. She was a member of the 1959 Annual Class Reunion Committee, Home Managers Club, and formerly The Red Hat Club. She played dominoes weekly on Sundays with her friends as well as belonged to three different bunco clubs. She was one of the original members of a bunco club in Grandview that started in the late 1960’s.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 43 years, Jerry Biggs; and her brother, Walter Ray.

Surviving are her daughter, Elizabeth Franchville, and her husband, Joseph, of Coatesville; grandsons, Justin Franchville of Holland, MI, Jason Franchville and Jackson Franchville, both of Coatesville; brother, Robert Ray of Grandview; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. 

Services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, October 14, at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Rockport, Indiana with Father Ron Kreilein officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery in Grandview.

Visitation will take place from 2 until 8 p.m., Sunday, October 13, with a Rosary Service at 7 p.m., and from 8 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. on Monday morning at Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bernard Catholic Church and/or Grandview Civic Association.

Friends unable to attend may leave at condolence for the family at

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