VossNov 8, 1924 - Nov 16, 2012 EDMOND Betty Jane Burnett Voss left this life on November 16, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. She was 88 years old. Betty was born on November 8, 1924, to the late Fay & Sam Burnett. Her family participated in the land run of 1889, and her grandfather, Roland Burnett, served on Oklahoma City's first police force. She was a lifelong resident of Oklahoma. She attended Lee School in Capitol Hill and graduated from Northeast High School. During World War II, she worked at Will Rogers Field in the payroll department.After marrying the love of her life, the late J. Edward "Pat" Voss, in December 1943, she devoted her life to raising their three daughters and assisted Pat in running the family dairy business. Betty & Pat were married for 53 years.She was a devoted Christian and made her Church home at Quail Springs Baptist Church. She had been a longtime member of Millwood Baptist Church, where she played the piano for the congregation and taught Sunday school. Betty was a volunteer for many years at Baptist Hospital of Oklahoma City.After Pat's death in 1996, Betty continued to live on their family's farm until 2010, when she moved to Touchmark at Coffee Creek.Betty was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Ann Burnett; her husband, Pat Voss; her parents, Fay & Sam Burnett; and her brother-in-law, Jack Hobgood. She is survived by her children, Judy Telford and husband Joe, and Dr. Barbara Voss-Alvarez and husband Jesse M. Alvarez, all of Edmond, Oklahoma; and Martha J. Critchfield and husband Roy, of Troup, Texas. She is also survived by her six grandchildren, Jeffrey Telford and wife Linda; Jenni Telford Stout and husband Derek; all of McKinney, Texas; Staff Sergeant Michael W. Levescy and wife Christa, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Patrick D. Willis and wife Dr. Sherilyn Willis, of Tyler, Texas; Amy Levescy and partner Lieutenant Kristin Polansky, of Edmond, Oklahoma; and Dr. Adam R. Critchfield, of New York, New York. She will be remembered by her thirteen great-grandchildren. In addition, she is survived by her sister, Barbara Burnett Hobgood, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; her brother, Charles Edward "Bud" Burnett and wife Jan, of Norman, Oklahoma; her sisters-in-law, Mary Louise Butts Clough and Gladys Voss, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Betty has many nieces, nephews, and friends who will remember her fondly. The family would like to acknowledge the loving kindness provided to Betty from the health professionals at Centennial Hospice and Touchmark at Coffee Creek.The funeral service will be held at Memorial Park Funeral Home, 13313 North Kelley, Oklahoma City, OK, on Wednesday, November 21, 2012.

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Memorial Park Funeral Home
13313 North Kelley Oklahoma City, OK 73131
(405) 755-1111

Published in The Oklahoman on Nov. 18, 2012