Here's What We Know About Betty White's Burial Plans

The world lost a true icon on December 31, 2021, with the passing of Betty White. She died at her home in Los Angeles due to natural causes.

Born on January 17, 1922, she was oh-so-close to celebrating her 100th birthday. Over the years, she entertained fans with appearances and starring roles on television shows such as "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "The Betty White Show," "The Golden Girls," and "Hot In Cleveland" (via Celebrity Net Worth). She was also in films including "The Proposal," "The Lorax," and "Toy Story 4," as noted on her IMDb page.

Since her death, many have wondered where she will be buried. While the official plans have not yet been released, there are several speculations, as stated by Parade. Many assumptions thus far have been based on where she grew up, where her husband was laid to rest, and where she lived with her said husband, in their shared dream home.

White could be buried next to her late husband in Wisconsin

Betty White was married three times, and in 1963, she tied the knot with Allen Ludden, after meeting him on the game show he hosted, "Password." He died in 1981, due to stomach cancer, five days before their 18th anniversary, according to Parade. Therefore, one option is that White will end up next time at the Graceland Cemetery in Mineral Point, Wisconsin, where he was buried.

"Allen Ludden and Betty White [are] our connection to Hollywood here in Mineral Point. For a small town of 2,600 people, it's pretty neat to have that kind of connection," Jason Basting, the town's mayor, said (via WBAY).

Previously, in the late 1940s, the actress was wed to an army pilot named Dick Barker for a year, and to a casting director and actor named Lane Allen for a couple of years, according to Showbiz Cheat Sheet. And after Ludden passed in the '80s, White never remarried. "Once you've had the best, who needs the rest?" she said, according to The Daily Mail.

Two other thoughts are that White could be laid to rest in Illinois or California

While Betty White and Allen Ludden were married, they lived in Carmel, California, in a 3,600-square-foot home they purchased for $170,000 in 1978. So another option is that White could be buried there. In fact, that is where she wanted to spend her final days. Instead, she was at her home in West Los Angeles, a Brentwood house with five bedrooms and six bathrooms. "She never wanted to leave her home in Carmel, but was forced to for at-home care. Los Angeles was more accessible," a source told The New York Post. She might have chosen to be buried near where she had so many good memories.

Finally, there are those who believe she will be buried in Oak Park, Illinois. This is her hometown, where she lived as a child, before her family moved to California, as reported by Parade.

In fact, on January 17, this town will celebrate Betty White Day, which Vicki Scaman, the president of the Village of Oak Park, spoke about with TMZ. Even though White moved away when she was just an infant, Oak Park was always near and dear to her, and she would come back and visit at times. On the day that would have been her 100th birthday, businesses will offer Betty White specials, and there will be a giant birthday cake, as well as a mural contest. Plus, everyone will get the day off, since it also happens to be Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Where are the other Golden Girls buried?

Betty White was the last of the "Golden Girls," as the other three main stars of the TV show died previously.

Estelle Getty, who played the sassy Sophia Petrillo, was born in New York in 1923, and she died in Hollywood in 2008, at the age of 84. As stated by Find A Grave's website, she is now in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, along with many other stars.

Bea Arthur was Dorothy Zbornak on "Golden Girls," and she was born in Brooklyn in 1922. She died at the age of 86, in Los Angeles in 2009. She was cremated, and her ashes were given to loved ones (via Find A Grave).

Blanche Devereaux was portrayed by Rue McClanahan, who was born in 1934 in Oklahoma. Her death happened in 2010, at the age of 76, in New York, and she was also cremated, according to Find A Grave.