Betty Joann McGrew Allison, 83, died at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2017 in the Lane House in Crawfordsville.
She was born June 23, 1933, in Hoopeston, Ill. the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Hanna McGrew.
Mrs. Allison graduated from Hoopeston High School and Jones Business College in Chicago as an administrative assistant. She married William E. ‘Bill’ Allison, Jan. 26, 1952 and he preceded her in death Feb. 25, 2017. They had just celebrated their 65 wedding anniversary. She enjoyed sewing and was a member and very involved in activities at the Waynetown Christian Church, especially the Women’s Circle
Survivors include a son, Greg Allison of Crawfordsville; a granddaughter, Mendi [Rush] McColley of West Lafayette; two great-granddaughters, Allison and Mallori McColley.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Jeff Allison; and four brothers, Gene, Bob, Joe and Dale.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate with Pastor Dorman Winger officiating. Family and friends may pay their respects two hours prior to service. Burial will follow in Waynetown Masonic Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Research Foundations. Online condolences may be made at