Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat


October 31, 2013

Betty Lou Kinnebrew

Pauls Valley, Oklahoma — The Seasons of her Life: Betty Lou Kinnebrew.

 Every blade in the field, Every leaf in the forest,

 Lays down its life in its season,

 As beautifully as it was taken up. Henry David Thoreau

 Betty Lou Bean Kinnebrew was born on December 6, 1924 to Ward C. Bean and Grace L. (Jones) Bean in Wichita Falls, Texas. Betty joined her beloved husband of 60 years and special daughter in eternal life on October 27, 2013. Betty was baptized with water from the Jordan River in Jerusalem.

 Betty graduated from Classen in Oklahoma City in 1942 and attended college at Stephens in Columbia, Mo., where she studied nursing and graduated in 1944. Later that year, she married Ensign Robert E. Kinnebrew, a Navy night carrier pilot on November 15, 1944 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., at the First Presbyterian Church. They joined many others in the Greatest Generation to fight a war that kept their family and others at home safe.

 After returning home following many moves, including “The Islands,” they farmed in Paoli where Bob raised cattle and hogs, and Betty raised turkeys, chickens, sold eggs, and gardened.

 Betty was an accomplished seamstress, and won several blue ribbons at the Garvin County fair. She loved and cared for many dogs and cats (especially Patches) and had pet box turtles, some living as long as 25 years!

 Betty had many talents, but her loving care of her special daughter for 44 years at home, was as her great friend Wanda said, “The reason Robin was given to her.”

 Betty follows her grandparents, parents, sister Wardena Grace Bean, precious daughter Robin Michelle, and husband Robert E. “Bob” Kinnebrew into heaven.

 She is survived by her cherished niece, Gale L. Hobson; and grand-nieces Erin Michelle and Jennifer Marie; great grand-niece, Jayden and great grand-nephews, Ryan and Blake; nieces Leslie Hobson, Dorella Powell, and Mary Louise Burden; and nephews, Cal and Dana Hobson, and Jack and Jim Kinnebrew.

Text Only
  • Lisa D. Brinkley

    Lisa D. Brinkley of Springdale, Arkansas was born to Clarence (C. L.) and Bertha (Wright) Pelfrey on November 3, 1947 in Yuba City, California and passed from this life on July 15, 2014 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma at the age of 66 years.

    July 17, 2014

  • Roger Glen Clayton

    Roger Glen Clayton, of Wynnewood, was born April 22, 1960 in Arizona to Sonny B. and Wanda Ruth (Riddle) Clayton. He passed away July 10, 2014 in Newcastle, Oklahoma at the age of 54 years.

    July 17, 2014

  • Reba Joyce Dawson

    Reba Joyce Dawson of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma was born to Ben and Gertie Mae (Gates) Crawford Jr. on July 28, 1934 in Carthage, Texas and passed from this life on July 8, 2014 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma at the age of 79 years.

    July 17, 2014

  • Lawatha Dean Gilley

    Lawatha Dean Gilley, of Pauls Valley, passed away July 8, 2014 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma at the age of 80 years.

    July 17, 2014

  • Richard Dale Lindsey

    Richard Dale Lindsey, 84, was born Jan. 23, 1930 in Elmore City, Okla., to Dale and Maud Lindsey.

    July 17, 2014

  • James William Mann

    James William Mann. 93, of Lindsay was born Sept. 13, 1920 and passed away July 11, 2014 at his home.

    July 14, 2014

  • Audean Colson

    Audean Colson of Pauls Valley, passed away July 11, 2014 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma at the age of 93 years.

    July 14, 2014

  • Guston L E Dixon

    Guston L E Dixon, a resident of Wynnewood, Okla, passed away on Friday July 11, 2014 at his home at the age of 84. 

    July 14, 2014

  • Paula Donna Dover

    Paula Donna Dover, 64, of Maysville was born Sept. 28, 1949 in Lindsay, Okla., to Roy Newt Lewis and Dollie Mildred (Moring) Lewis. She passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in Lexington.

    July 14, 2014

  • Floyd Leslie Carter

    Floyd Leslie Carter, 76, a lifelong resident of Wynnewood, Okla., was born Sept. 2, 1937.

    July 10, 2014

Business Marquee

  • How You Want It When You Want It Today's Pauls Valley Democrat

    Now you can view and download the Democrat right to your desktop on the day the paper is published. Click here to get more information on the Democrat's e-Edition.





    e-mail request to

    April 20, 2011 1 Photo 1 Link

AP Video
Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence NYPD Chief Calls for 'use of Force' Retraining VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress Bush: Don't Worry, Sugarland Isn't Breaking Up US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Raw: First Lady Says `Drink Up' More Water Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Obama Signs Workforce Training Law Crash Victims' Remains Reach Ukraine-held City Diplomatic Push Intensifies to End War in Gaza Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment