Betty Lou Schau Alford, 84 / March 2, 1925 – Jan. 29, 2010Published 11:35am Monday, February 1, 2010
Betty Lou Alford 84, of Niles died at home at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, 2010 under hospice care following an extended illness.
She was born March 2, 1925 in Niles to Christian and Lillian (Rook) Schau, living in the Niles, Dayton and Galien areas most of her life.
On Oct. 11, 1941 Betty married the love of her life, William F. Alford, Sr., who survives.
She was a member of Four Flags Floozies Red Hat Society of Niles; life member of Niles Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 332; life member of AMVETS Post 98, Holiday, Fla.; and member of the First Baptist Church, Niles.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by son, William F. Alford, Jr. (fiancee Nancy Lane) Niles; sister, Lila Brown of Buchanan; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a large extended family; and long time caregiver, Diana Brooks.
Preceding her in death was her daughter, Martha Lou Alford Rudoni; parents; sisters, Alice Crocker and Luella Ladonski; and brother, Charles (Sonny) Schau.
Memorial services, conducted by the Rev. James Wing, will take place at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, 2010 at Brown Funeral Home, 521 East Main St., Niles, where friends and family may gather one hour prior to services.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Niles, 1446 East Main St. Niles, or Hospice at Home, 4017 Chamberlain Rd., Buchanan, MI 49107.