Betty Lulu Louise Nemechek, was born in Stillwater, on Jan. 8, 1920, the daughter of parents Edward M. Crabtree and Carrie Ensley Crabtree. She passed away April 10, 2018, in Ponca City, at the age of 98.
Betty graduated from Stillwater High School and Stillwater Business School. She married Edward J. Nemechek on Sept. 18, 1941. She and Ed moved to a family farm north of Ceres in 1949. She worked for the Red Rock Co-Op for 35 years while also helping Ed with the farm. Both retired in 1982 and moved to Perry, until his passing in 2013. She then moved to Via Christi Village; where she resided at the time of her death.
She is survived by her three children, Mary Lynn Taylor (Paul W.), Ponca City, Glenda Louise Jones (David), Aurora, Colo. and James Lee “Jim” Nemechek (Joan), Stillwater. She is also survived by sister-in-law, Sara Crabtree Wright, Birmingham, Ala. and six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her spouse, Edward, four brothers, two sisters, one grandson and one granddaughter.
A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, April 14, at 11 a.m. at Trout Funeral Home of Perry chapel. Family will be available to greet friends on Friday, April 13, from 4-6 p.m. at Trout Funeral Home in Perry. Family would like for you to share your memories at www.troutperry.com.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of North Central Oklahoma in care of Trout Funeral Home, 1408 N. Seventh Street, Perry OK 73077.