Betty Joann (Darnell) Freeland

Betty Joann (Darnell) Freeland passed away at her home in
Winder, GA on November 16, 2010.

She was born Sept 5, 1937 in Picher OK to Jim and Mae Darnell.

She graduated from Picher High School in 1956. She married Ted Petty in 1956 and traveled with him to military installations before moving to Georgia. She later married Tom Freeland. She retired from CIBA Mfg in 1998 and returned to Picher. She lived in Picher 10 years, moving back to Georgia in 2008 after the Picher buyout.

She was on the city council of Picher for 2 terms. She was a member of
the First Baptist Church in Picher.

She is survived by 2 sons, Teddy Petty and wife Barbara and Tim Petty and wife Barbara of Atlanta, GA and a daughter, Terry Petty of Tampa FL and 5 grandchildren, 2 sisters, Geraldine Minyard of Alaska and Janelle Bartholomew of Tulsa. She is also survived by many relatives and friends in Ottawa County and the Picher area and her special friend, Robert Giles of Commerce.

She was preceded in death by her parents and 2 sisters,
Carole Inman and Janene Adkins

She was cremated and a memorial service was held in Winder on November 18, 2010.