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Betty Jean Young Mate

Missouri, USA
Death 17 Mar 2017 (aged 89)
Missouri, USA
Burial Miami, Ottawa County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 177502953 · View Source
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Betty Jean Mate left this life on Friday, March 17, 2017 at Spring River Christian Village in Joplin, MO. She was 89 years young.

Betty was born December 11, 1927 at home on Grand Street in Joplin, MO. to the late Joseph Craig and Ora (Medlin) Young.

She was raised at 1311 Byers in Joplin, MO. She attended Lafayette and South High School in Joplin, MO.

She married the late John Mate October 31, 1946 at Columbus, KS. She worked at the Conner Hotel in Joplin, MO, at the age of 15. Being the great cook that she was, she raised 8 children and taught them all to cook. She landed a job at 5th Street Café in Baxter Springs, KS. Was also a cook at the Quapaw Nursing Home. Everybody raved about her salisbury steak and donuts. She was a member of and attended Quapaw First Baptist Church in Quapaw, OK. She received a certificate for being the oldest member of the First Baptist Church of Quapaw during their 100th Anniversary.

Betty was preceded in death by her father Joseph Craig Young, her mother Ora Medlin Young, a sister Marguerite Young and a brother Joseph Duard Young and a granddaughter Misty Lynn Bench.

Funeral Services will be Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Quapaw, OK. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Interment will be in G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami, OK. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Monday at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home Chapel in Miami.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Betty Jean Young Mate (11 Dec 1927–17 Mar 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 177502953, citing Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery, Miami, Ottawa County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Betty (contributor 46987993) .