Betty Jean (Grumbein-Freeman) Wolf, 70, of Jay, passed away on Saturday, June 26, 2010 following an extended illness.
Betty was born on February 22, 1940 to Merle and Bertha (Sunley) Grumbein. Betty married Donald Freeman of Jay who preceded her in death. She later married Floyd Wolfe, also of Jay. He too preceded her in death. Betty retired from the USDA office in Jay, where she worked for several years. She was an active member of her church, First United Methodist of Jay, where she served as secretary of the board and lay leader. She worked hand-in-hand with the pastors and the members to make certain that things were taken care of in an orderly manner.
Betty was a permanent resident of northeast Oklahoma, born in Delaware County and raised on an 80-acre farm in Cleora, Okla. She attended Cleora schools and graduated from Ketchum High School. Betty then moved to Tulsa and attended Draughon School of Business. She began to study computer programming while working for Hinderliter Heat-Treat in Tulsa. Shortly after her parents passed away, Betty moved back to the family farm for a while and began working as a temp for the USDA in Nowata, OK, before she finally ended up with a permanent position at the Jay office.
Betty is preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Donald Freeman, her second husband, Floyd Wolf, and one grandson Burke Stout of Sperry, Okla.
Betty has one son, Kenneth and wife Patricia of Jay; one daughter, Beth and husband Joe Berk of Clinton, Ark.; one step-daughter, Linda Flippin of Lebanon, Mo.; four brothers, Richard Grumbein of Vinita, Okla., Earl Grumbein of Vinita, George Grumbein of Marietta Ga., and Edward Grumbein of Claremore, Okla.; two sisters, Marie Cole of Vinita and Helen Wingard of Pryor, Okla.: three granddaughters, Kelly Huff currently serving in Kuwait, Kendyll Freeman of Jay, and Rachel Berk of Clinton; six grandsons, Mathew Gregg of Monroe, La., Jesse Wimberley of Knoxville, Tenn., Stephen Wimberley of Joplin, Mo., Walter Stout of Skiatook, Okla., Michael Freeman of OKC, and Daniel Berk of Clinton, Okla.; twelve nephews and one niece.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, June 29 at the First United Methodist Church in Jay.