Stillwater News Press

September 13, 2013

Betty Jean Graham

Stillwater NewsPress

— Betty Jean Graham, of Bixby, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 at the age of 90. Family will greet friends on Sunday, 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Strode Funeral Home. Her funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday at Strode Funeral Home Chapel in Stillwater.

 Betty was born on March 12, 1923, in Lincoln County, to Troy and Pearl Kelley.  She grew up on her father’s tomato farm where she developed the greenest of green thumbs.  She enjoyed working with all kinds of plants, especially tomatoes, and could make anything grow.  She met her husband, Virgil Graham, while working on the farm.  They were married on Nov. 12, 1937.  

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years; her mother, Pearl; father, Troy; and brother, Alva A.  

She is survived by her sister, Kathleen Johnson, of Perkins; son, Kenney Graham, of Beggs; son, R.L. Graham, of Conway, Ark.; four grandchildren, Kelly, Kevin, Amber and Kendra; and five great-grandchildren, Tyler, Catie, Brycen, Kaigen and Adelyn.  

Memorial contributions may be made in Betty’s name to the American Heart Association, Oklahoma Affiliate, P.O. Box 841125, Dallas, TX 75284.

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