Betty Lou Barnes Grappy

Grappy Betty

Full Name
Betty Lou Grappy

Date of Birth
Friday, September 26th, 1930

Date of Death
Wednesday, November 18th, 2020


Betty Lou Grappy age 90, of Millcreek, passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020                                at her residence.

She was born on September 26, 1930, she was the youngest of three children of Roy E. and Leda Caughey Barnes.

Betty graduated from Millcreek High class of 1948, she and her husband Chuck remained very active of that class and hosted their yearly class reunion picnic in their backyard for many years.

Betty was very active in the community. She was a member of the Board of the Greater Erie YWCA, she taught Red Cross swimming in the area, and was a charter member of Presque Isle Woman’s Club. She belonged to the Koinonia of Erie County and served on its Core Board.

Betty was a woman of faith, she was a lifelong member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and held the longest membership.

Betty was an ordained elder and she served in many capacities, she loved being with her church family and she served as clerk of Sessions for many years.

Betty felt she had a very blessed life. She and Chuck were able to travel and enjoy many of Gods great creations. They traveled through all 50 states, cruised the Caribbean, visited South and Central America, and many countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Together their favorite trips were the month spent each year on the beaches of Cancun, Mexico. Throughout her life, Betty enjoyed spending time at the beach soaking up the sun and looking for beach glass.  

Survived by her son Stephen; and her nieces Deborah Barnes Beucler, Janice Surian, Colleen Nustad and Cathy Barnes all of Minnesota, and nephews, Mike (Vicki) Delo of NJ, and Jeff (Donna) Delo of VA, and many grand nieces and nephews. She will be missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband Charles E. Grappy, her siblings and their spouses; Jack D. Barnes (Fran), and Jean D. Delo, her nephews, David Barnes, Jerry Delo, and a grandnephew Michael Delo.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Dorian, Katie, Kathy and Jose and the entire Lake Land Area Hospice team for their exceptional care of Betty.

Friends may call at the Burton Quinn Scott Cremation and Funeral Services, West Ridge, 3801 W. 26th Street (at Powell Ave) on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at 3:00 p.m. The service will be livestreamed and can be viewed at  All CDC guidelines will be followed, social distancing and masks are required.

A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. 

Betty loved flowers, but loved the church more!!! So please make memorials to Westminster Presbyterian Church 3642 W. 26th Street, Erie, PA 16506 or Lakeland Area Hospice 4635 E. Lake Road, Erie, Pa 16511.

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Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Burton Quinn Scott Cremation & Funeral Services West Ridge - 3801 West 26th Street Erie, PA 16506

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Sunday, November 22nd, 2020, 3:00 PM

Burton Quinn Scott Cremation & Funeral Services West Ridge - 3801 West 26th Street Erie, PA 16506

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