Betty Jo Johnson passed away on Monday, November. 21, 2016 at
Brooksdale on Mingo in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Betty Jo Johnson was born on June 28, 1927 in Dyer, Arkansas, the
daughter of Berry Norris Johnson and Minnie Lee (Bennett) Johnson. Betty
Jo was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Bain Bennet
Johnson, and three sisters, A. Louvinue Sunday, Geneva Karbosky, and
Helen Mell, one nephew, Leonard Peter Hale III, and one great nephew
Eric Ottmar Kehle. She is survived by three nieces, Gayle Hunter Sunday
Young, Jody Sunday Kehle, and Karen Sunday Cockrell and husband, Dan,
one nephew, Timothy George Mell, seven great nephews, and one great
She lived much of her adult life in Eugene, Oregon where she was
employed as an administrative assistant by Weyerhaeuser Corp. Post
retirement she moved to Bartlesville in 1992 where she lived with her
sister, Louvinue Sunday. She became an active member of the Bartlesville
First Baptist Church. During her years in Bartlesville she joined Word
Weavers and enjoyed honing her gifts as a writer of short stories.
Throughout her life Betty Jo was a strong, independent person who dearly
loved and treasured her family and friends. To be in her presence was to
always share laughter and warm feelings engendered by her keen wit and
insightful sense of humor. Following a prolonged illness, she moved to
Brookdale South Tulsa where she passed away Monday, November 21, 2016.
She will be forever missed.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials in Betty's memory, may
be made to the Word Weavers Group of Dewey, OK.
Come and go visitation will be held on Thursday, December 1, from 9:00
AM-8:00 PM in the Arnold Moore & Neekamp Funeral Home, 710 S. Dewey Ave.
Family will be present to greet friends from 6-8:00 PM.
Services will be held on Friday, December 2, at 11:00 AM in the Arnold
Moore & Neekamp Chapel, Rev. Tom Cox will officiate. Interment will
follow the service in Green Lawn Cemetery at Checotah, OK.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Arnold Moore & Neekamp
Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at
Arnold Moore & Neekamp Funeral Home
710 Southeast Dewey
Bartlesville, OK 74003
Published in Examiner-Enterprise from Nov. 27 to Dec. 26, 2016