Betty Jo Burnstein

1942-2013

Burnstein, Betty obit folder picBetty Jo Burnstein, 70, died August 22, 2013 at her home in Edmond, Oklahoma. She was born on September 17, 1942, in Haileyville, Oklahoma, the sixth of 7 children of Gustie and Dee Holliday.

She was preceded in death by her 3 brothers, Robert Holliday, Jerry Holliday, and Johnny Holliday; and sister, Norma Jean Bishop.

She is survived by her brother, Roy Holliday; sister, Mary Alice Sharp; husband, Jerry Burnstein; daughter, Leigh Burnstein, 3 sons, Jerry Burnstein Jr., David Burnstein, and Steven Burnstein; 8 grandchildren; and numerous friends.

She and her siblings were raised in Hartshorne Oklahoma and she graduated from Hartshorne High School before moving to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where she married Jerry Burnstein, loving and devoted husband of 47 years. She was a remarkable woman, who cared for others needs before her own and always managed to make time to talk to others.

Remembered by the sweetness of her heart and the sweets she had always baked for her houseguests. Not once did she ever forget a birthday or special event for a friend or family member and she doted over her grandchildren with masterfully hand sewn Halloween costumes and holiday crafts. From an era of Tupperware Parties, Cub Scout meetings, and S&H Green Stamps, she was to put it simply, a Super-Mom.

Her dedication to family, home, and yard was the sacred sanctuary of her love. Surprisingly, she became an avid tennis enthusiast later in life. She enjoyed the challenge of the sport as a participant and shared the same level of enthusiasm as a spectator. Thanks to the tennis bug, she made lifelong friendships both on and off the court. She will always be cherished and remembered by those lives that she touched.

Visitation for Betty will be 2:30 PM to 9:00 PM Sunday, August 25, 2013 at the Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond, OK.

A Memorial Service will also be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, August 26, 2013 at Matthews Funeral Home located at 601 S. Kelly, Edmond, OK 73003.

The family greatly appreciates any donations in her memory please be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) www.lbda.org/go/donate

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