Betty Jane Sansom

March 4, 1923 - Oct. 4, 2009

Betty Jane Sansom, 86, died on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009, at her Waukesha home. She was born March 4, 1923, in Charleroi, Pa., to James A. and Ada Mae (nee King) Lay.

She was a graduate of Grove City, Pa. She was an avid guitarist and organist. She worked in the cafeteria at Waukesha High School and enjoyed her family. On Aug. 24, 1940, she married Edgar Sansom. He preceded her in death Dec. 29, 1990.

She was the loving mother of Walter (Kathleen) Sansom of Waukesha, Penny Curry of Waukesha and Prudy (Robert) Matusiewicz of Newman, Calif. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Christine (Jonathan) Hoard of Phoenix, Rene (Erik) Begnal of Brentwood, Calif., Walter J. Sansom of Milwaukee, Angel Curry of Wauwatosa and Carrie Curry of Waukesha. She was the proud great-grandmother of Kelsey, Katelyn, Jacob, Sarah, Amber, Jay and Laileh.

In addition to her husband, Edgar, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Irene (Ed) Hill and Goldie Wolfbrandt.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Wood National Cemetery, 5000 W. National Ave., Milwaukee. Please meet at the cemetery.

Memorials are appreciated to the American Cancer Society or Vitas Hospice.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.