DANSVILLE - Bette C. Griese, 89, passed away early Wednesday morning (Dec. 4, 2013) at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville following a short illness.
She was born in Dansville on July 24, 1924, a daughter of the late Frank and Mildred (Carney) Towne. On Jan. 23, 1943, she was married to William "Bill" Griese, who predeceased her on Oct. 26, 2001. She was also predeceased by her siblings, Violet Walther, William and Oliver Towne.
Bette was a life member of the Daniel Goho Post 87 Ladies Auxiliary. She was a charter member of the Frank J. Casbolt 6780 Veterans of Foreign Wars
Ladies Auxiliary. She was an active member of the Royal Neighbors Association for more than 60 years and served as the president of the Oracle of Royal Neighbors.
She was a member of the Wednesday Night Bowling League at the former Brae Burn. In her free time, she enjoyed going to the casino and playing "Let It Ride"
She had worked for the former FA Owen Publishing Company; she was a cashier for the Market Basket and IGA Stores. She was a crossing guard at the corner of Main and Maple Streets for many years.
Bette is survived by her son, Keith (Diane) Griese of West Sparta; grandchildren, Shawn (Tara) Griese of Virginia, Shannon (Tricia) Griese of Dansville, Robert Buss of Cortland, Roxanne (Eric) Buss of Newark Valley, Krista (Keith) Macomber and Bonnie (Tim) Schuster; great-grandchildren, Keith, Kevin, Gabrielle, Natalia, Coralyn, Deborah, Trevor, Katelyn, Ashley, Mathew, Mackenzie, Mollie and Masin; a brother, Duane Towne of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at the Hindle Funeral Home, Inc., 271 Main St., in Dansville, where a memorial service will be held at the completion of calling hours. Interment will be in Greenmount Cemetery, Dansville.
Online remembrances may be left at HindleFuneralHome.com.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the either the Legion or VFW Ladies Auxiliary or the American Legion Renovation Fund.