Betty (Seay) Van Sant, 88, of New Albany, Ohio, passed away on Monday, May 25, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Watt and Malinda Seay. Born March 12, 1927, Betty was a native of Mayfield, Kentucky. She graduated from Mayfield High School in 1945, where she was a member of the National Honor Society, a Varsity cheerleader, and the sponsor for the marching band. She was also the leading actress in the drama department’s “42 Club”.
Betty attended Shorter College in Rome, Georgia, for 1 year, before transferring to the University of Kentucky, where she graduated in the Class of 1949. As Queen of the Pershing Rifles, she proudly marched at the head of the U.K. marching band, carrying two dozen long-stemmed roses, and wearing a military uniform with an over-the-knee skirt as was customary at the time. While at U.K., Betty was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta.