Bertha "Bea' VanMeter

Bertha ""Bea'', resident of OKC since 1922, passed away Dec. 23; born in Red Bay, AL; a member of Mayflower Congregational Church; member in many organizations. Bea was a National Flower Show Judge, Apogan Iris Society, Sorosis Club, Hospitality Club, Town Hall, Okla. Symphony Society, McDowell Club of Allied Arts, Paneramtic Book Club, Tau Nu Study Club and Auxiliary of Professional Engineers. Survived by daughters, Nita Willis, of MWC, Margo Swift, of Moore; grandchildren, Lynne Snyder, of Dallas, Vinson Barefoot, of Ringwood, OK, Marcy Wheeland, of Austin, TX, Jan Bush, of Wewoka, Pamela Mitchum, of OKC, Bob Stewart, of Moore; 13 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; sisters, Winnie Helwig, of Louisville, KY, Ora Hughes, of Red Bay, AL, Katie Kelham, of Baldwyn, MS, Velma Wallis, of Sacramento, CA, Byra Davis, of Jackson, TN; brother, Russell Hardin, of Sierra Vista, AZ; half-brother, Jesse Hardin, of Boonville, MS. Private service 11am Monday, Chapel Hill Mausoleum. Bill Merritt, Bethany.

From: The Daily Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, OK - December 25, 1987


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