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.

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