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Betty Jo Wells Maness
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Birth: Mar. 3, 1926
Cimarron County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Aug. 1, 2009
Union County
New Mexico, USA


Betty Jo Wells Barnes Maness was born on March 3, 1926 in Griggs, Oklahoma to Leona and Glenn Wells. She entered into eternal rest on August 1, 2009, in Clayton, New Mexico, at the age of 83 years. She married Troy Barnes on February 20, 1943 in Boise City, Oklahoma. One daughter, Beverly Ann was born to the couple. Troy preceded her in death on May 20, 1948.

Betty married Parker Maness on January 15, 1949 in Raton, New Mexico. To this union three sons were added; Kenneth Ray, Gary Frank and Parker lee. Parker preceded her in death on October 9, 1992.

Betty and Parker moved to the family shortly after their marriage. Betty was the typical farm wife, driving tractor, hauling grain to the elevator and milking cows. She always raised a large garden, enjoyed working in her yard and growing beautiful flowers. In her later years she crocheted many afghans for her family and took painting lessons.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her two husbands, a grandson Kyle Maness, a brother Gerald (Jeff) Wells and two sisters Ruth Frantz and Helen Taylor.

She is survived by her daughter Beverly Baker and husband Ray of Boise City, Oklahoma. Her three sons; Kenneth and wife Janese, Gary and wife Denotta and Parker Lee and wife LuShane all of Boise City, Oklahoma. Brothers; Ross Wells of Stratford, Texas, Don Wells of Boise City, Oklahoma, Virgil of Buffalo, Oklahoma and Kenneth Wells of Stratford, Texas, sisters; Nellie George of Annandale, Virginia and Phyllis Wells of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Eleven grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at 10:30am at the First Baptist Church in Felt, Oklahoma. Interment is in the Mexhoma Cemetery. Memorials has been suggested to either the Dwight Phillips VFW Memorial Scholarship of to Soutar Memorial Library. Memorials may be left in care of Cimarron Mortuary, Box 277, Boise City, Oklahoma 73933. 
Family links: 
  Glenn Chesley Wells (1894 - 1935)
  Leona Wells Speer Phillips (1900 - 1970)
  Troy E. Barnes (1925 - 1948)
  Parker O. Maness (1916 - 1992)
  Juanita Ruth Wells Frantz (1917 - 2000)*
  Helen Marie Wells Taylor (1919 - 2009)*
  Ellen Mae Wells (1921 - 1921)*
  Ross Edward Wells (1922 - 2012)*
  Betty Jo Wells Maness (1926 - 2009)
  Gerald "Jeff" Frank Wells (1931 - 2006)*
*Calculated relationship
Mexhoma Cemetery
Cimarron County
Oklahoma, USA
Created by: Bob White
Record added: Aug 02, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40200012
Betty Jo <i>Wells</i> Maness
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