Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Crabtrees in:
 • Park Cemetery
 • Columbus
 • Cherokee County
 • Kansas
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Betty Joe Wood Crabtree
Birth: Oct. 25, 1928
Ottawa County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: May 10, 2014
Cherokee County
Kansas, USA


~*~ Betty Joe Wood Little Crabtree ~*~
(October 25, 1928 ~ May 10, 2014)

Betty Joe Wood Little Crabtree, age 85 of Columbus, KS passed from this earth at her home, to Heaven on Saturday, May 10, 2014 surrounded by her loving family.

Betty was born October 25, 1928 in Peoria, OK, the second child of eight children born to Lawrence Leroy "Slim" Wood and Charlotte Jane "Lottie" Large Wood.

Her favorite pastimes were spoiling her grandchildren, collecting owls and angels, and listening to music.

Betty married William Lee "Bill" Little on August 3, 1946 in Columbus, KS. To this union eight children were born. Bill preceded her in death on December 28, 1983.

On April 10, 1999, Betty married David Ben Crabtree in Columbus, KS. He preceded her in death on November 30, 2002.

Survivors include seven children; Wanda Andrews and husband Larry, Betty Burton and husband Jim, Judy Smith, and Jimmie Little all of Columbus, Barbara Jeffrey and husband John of McCune, KS, Linda Duree and husband David of Baxter Springs, KS, and Bobby Little of Turk, KS; two brothers, Larry Gene Wood and Garland Leon Wood both of Commerce, OK; 17 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, a son William Lee "Bill" Little Jr, four brothers, Willis Leroy, J. C., Alvie, and Bobby Lee Wood, a sister Lavada Marie Power, and a great-grandson, Aiden Marshall Burton, a son-in-law Billy Joe Curtis Smith, and a daughter-in-law, Eva Jo Little.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Derfelt Funeral Home Columbus, KS. Bro. Ray Clonts will officiate. Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Columbus, KS.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 8:00 pm, Tuesday, May 13 at the funeral home.

(A special Thank you to Dennis Alan Deel for sponsoring Mom's memorial.)


Family links: 
  Lawrence Leroy Wood (1900 - 1968)
  Charlotte Jane Large Wood (1911 - 1981)
  William Lee Little (1918 - 1983)
  David Ben Crabtree (1927 - 2002)
  Wanda Lea Little Andrews (1947 - 2014)*
  William Lee Little (1951 - 2010)*
  Lavada Marie Wood Power (1925 - 1997)*
  Betty Joe Wood Crabtree (1928 - 2014)
  Willis Leroy Wood (1931 - 1996)*
  Bobbie Lee Wood (1935 - 2005)*
  Alva Charles Wood (1942 - 1942)*
  James Curtis Wood (1945 - 1956)*
*Calculated relationship
Park Cemetery
Cherokee County
Kansas, USA
Created by: Barb J "John 3:16"
Record added: May 11, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 129610982
Betty Joe <i>Wood</i> Crabtree
Added by: Barb J "John 3:16"
Betty Joe <i>Wood</i> Crabtree
Added by: Barb J "John 3:16"
Betty Joe <i>Wood</i> Crabtree
Added by: Barb J "John 3:16"
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- God bless you & your loved ones, Cindy
 Added: Jun. 23, 2015

- Loretta Sampson
 Added: Jun. 23, 2015

- Sandra
 Added: Jun. 23, 2015
There are 258 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
This page is sponsored by: Dennis Alan Deel

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service