Betty Jane Barnett

January 31, 1944December 2, 2012

OBITUARY FOR BETTY JANE BARNETT Tahlequah, OK- Funeral services for Betty Jane Barnett will be held Thursday, December 6th, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Reed- Culver Funeral Home with Brother Wayne Forrest and Brother Frank Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Bill Batt Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews; Chris Watkins, Allen Watkins, J.T. Watkins, Dustin Madewell, Jeremy Barnett, Justin Barnett, Dakota Barnett and Ryan Barnett. Visitation is Wednesday with the family from 6:00pm until 8:00 pm at Reed-Culver Funeral Home. The family of Betty Jane has been cared for by Reed-Culver Funeral Home. Betty Jane was born January 31, 1944 to Virgil William and Lena (Stover) Barnett in Tahlequah, OK. She graduated from Oaks High School and worked a variety of jobs from nurse aide at Wagoner Nursing center to a cook. The one thing you could be sure of, a beautiful smile and a wonderful, home cooked treat awaited you at the home of “Aunt B”. There was nothing more dear to Betty Jane than her family. Every one of them was treated to their favorite food on their birthday, whether it was her flaky fried pies or her delicious fried chicken, chocolate gravy and biscuits, or lasagna, Aunt B made the best. She was gifted with a needle and did quilting, crocheting, all while tuned in to RFD listening to country or gospel music. Always loving, always bubbling over with happiness, Betty Jane was the neighbor everyone enjoyed hearing from. There were no strangers in Betty’s world, her door was open to everyone. She had a wide variety of kids call her house, their home. She always had a hug, a smile and a loving pair of arms to hold them. A Christian by faith, Betty Jane attended the Rocky Ford Community Church. The Lord called Betty home from her family and friends here, on December 2nd, 2012 in Tahlequah, OK. Betty Jane was 68 years old. She is already missed by the many family and friends who knew and loved her. Betty Jane is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Earl and his wife Carolyn Barnett, and one sister Louisa Kirk , and one brother-in-law, Guy Pickup, Ina’s husband. Those left to cherish her memory include her brothers and sisters, Keith and Diane Barnett of Kansas, OK, Frankie and Brenda Barnett of Pryor, OK, Odie and Beverly Barnett of Salina, OK, Kenny and Rhonda Barnett of Porter, OK, Ina Pickup of Tahlequah, Gladys Barnett of Tahlequah, OK, Mary Madewell and husband Alfred of Rogers, AR, and Rosie Watkins and husband Pat of Rocky Ford, OK. She leaves one brother-in-law, Ed Kirk of Leach, OK and an adopted sister, Betty K. Sellers of Tahlequah, OK, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends and loved ones, missing their wonderful, “Aunt B”.


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December 13, 2012

Frankie, Odie, Kenny: I am sorry for your loss. Hugh Macken

Jan Gay

December 11, 2012

Glad I got to know Betty and her family. Thinking of you all.

Darell & Kathy Blizzard

December 6, 2012

Our thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time. It's never easy to lose someone you truly care about. I'm sure most of the family have a quilt "Aunt Betty" made for them. She was so good at it and made so many beautiful quilts. May you find peace knowing you have beautiful memories of her to keep always.

Kim Stover-Pierce

December 5, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time. Betty was such a wonderful person, I have wonderful memories of her. Her hugs were the best as a child. My heart is with you. Much love, Kim