LANSING, MI. - Betty Mae Babb, 90, passed away on November 11, 2013 in Lansing, MI.
She was born August 20, 1923 in Manistique, MI, daughter of Walter and Catherine (Boltz) Bannon. Betty attended and graduated from Negaunee High School in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She attended Lawrence College in Appleton, WI, for two years where she met her future husband, Carleton Wayne Babb, and was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. Carleton and Betty were married in Negaunee in 1943 just before he went overseas to fight in the Philippines during WWII. After the war they moved to Marquette, MI, where they raised four of their five children. In 1963 they moved to Grand Ledge where all five of their children graduated high school. Betty and Carl enjoyed spending their summers at their camp on Johnson Lake in Gwinn, MI. Betty was an active member of the Grand Ledge First United Methodist Church and the Grand Ledge Country Club where she loved playing golf with her sons. In her earlier years, she was a very active adult leader with Cub Scouts and Girls Scouts. Betty always considered herself a domestic engineer managing the household and raising their five kids over a span of 40 years. Betty and Carl were happily married for 68 years. Survivors include her daughter Christine Ingalls of Grand Ledge, sons: Carleton (Linda) of Casper, WY, Curtis (Paula) of Menomonee Falls, WI, Craig (Corine) of Boyne City, MI and Casey (Sue) of Lansing, MI; 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carleton Wayne Babb (2011), parents, grandson Marty; one sister, five brothers, and son-in-law James Ingalls.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 2:00 p.m. at the Grand Ledge First United Methodist Church, 411 Harrison St., Grand Ledge, with Pastor Cindy Skutar officiating. Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Grand Ledge. Visitations will be held Saturday from 4-8 p.m. at the Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. For those desiring, memorial contributions given to the Grand Ledge First United Methodist Church or the Salvation Army will be greatly appreciated. Online condolences may be shared at petersand murrayfuneralhome.com.