Betty Sue Cutbirth
September 7, 1931 – September 25, 2019
Betty Sue Carnett Cutbirth passed away peacefully Wednesday morning , September 25, 2019. Daughter of Reverend Ellis Lee and Gladys Carnett, she was born on September 7, 1931 in Lebanon Missouri, with a twin sister Peggy Lou, who passed away as an infant from a childhood illness. As a pastor’s daughter, Betty Sue moved with her family to New Orleans at a young age, but spent the majority of her pre-college years in Ft. Worth, where her father was pastor of Travis Avenue Baptist Church. Betty Sue graduated from Paschal High school, Ft. Worth, in 1947, at age 16. She attended and graduated from Baylor University in 1952. While at Baylor, she was a member of Alpha Omega sorority, received her Bachelor’s of Science in education and met her husband of 66 years, Seale Cutbirth. While Seale attended Baylor medical school in Houston, Betty Sue taught second grade. Seale and Betty Sue were the parents of four children: Steve, Brian, Kitty and Sam. Betty Sue and Seale moved to Brownwood in 1958 where Seale established his general medical practice of 35 years. Shortly after moving to Brownwood, Betty Sue was asked by the JayCees to represent Brownwood in the Mrs. Texas Contest in Ft. Worth. She won the Mrs. Texas contest and was 4 th runner up in the Mrs. America Pageant, all while raising four pre-school children. A loyal supporter of Howard Payne University, Betty Sue served many years on the board of trustees and received an honorary doctorate from Howard Payne for her service to the university. Other than spending time with family, playing bridge was Betty Sue’s favorite pastime. She loved playing bridge with her friends and actually taught bridge at Howard Payne. Betty Sue was preceded in death by her husband Seale, son Brian, parents Ellis and Gladys, twin sister Peggy Lou and brother Eli. Betty Sue is survived by her son Steve and wife Sharron of Waco, daughter Kitty and husband Russell of Brownwood and son Sam and wife Geanna of Abilene. Betty Sue and Seale have 9 granddaughters and 13 great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank the staff at The Chatfield, Oak Ridge Manor and First Aid Agency Caretakers for their compassionate and excellent care. A celebration of life gathering will be held for Betty Sue on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at Brownwood Country Club dining room from 4:00 – 6:00 pm . A graveside service will be held on Monday, September 30 , at Eastlawn Memorial Park, beginning at 9:00 am . The service will be officiated by family friends, Reverend Stan Allcorn and Dr. Bill Heston. The family requests any memorials be made to Butler Sunday School Class, First Baptist Church, Brownwood. Online memorials can be left at www.davismorrisfuneralhome.com
Betty Sue is survived by her son Steve and wife Sharron of Waco, daughter Kitty and husband Russell of Brownwood and son Sam and wife Geanna of Abilene. Betty Sue and Seale have 9 granddaughters and 13 great-grandchildren.
Betty Sue was preceded in death by her husband Seale, son Brian, parents Ellis and Gladys, twin sister Peggy Lou and brother Eli.
- Visitation Sunday, September 29, 2019
- Graveside Service Monday, September 30, 2019
Betty Sue Cutbirth
September 29, 2019
I read your dear mother's obituary in the Abilene Reporter-News.
I am so sorry to learn of her passing.
Please know that I love you and pray for you and your family as you grieve for her.
I wish I had known her. I can see you in her face.
With my love and prayers,
September 27, 2019
Mrs. Cutbirth was one of the nicest Moms in our class. Fond memories of all....especially Steve's ham sandwiches after Thanksgiving....Mrs. Cutbirth was a fine lady who would always recognize and acknowledge you...even 40 years later.
Mary Scott Nabers
September 26, 2019
I send hugs and love to the Cutbirth family at this very sad time. Betty Sue and Seale Cutbirth were wonderful people who influenced the lives of all my family - especially my mom and dad, my sons Scott and Tim and my husband, Lynn, and me. We loved them dearly as well as all the members of their family.
It was a very good day when they made their way to Brownwood, Texas. It was so sad to lose Seale and now it feels tragic to know that we've lost Betty Sue as well. However, I have no doubt they are together again and happy with other friends they have joined in Heaven.