Funeral Services for Betty Jeannine Wilmeth, 92, Poteau, Oklahoma resident formerly of the Custer City-Independence community will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 19, 2021 in the Chapel at Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton, Oklahoma officiated by Richard Vermillion, burial will conclude in the Mound Valley Cemetery in Thomas.
Jeannine was born on February 24, 1929 in Enid, Oklahoma to Alice and John McEwen and passed away on March 15, 2021 at the McBride Hospital in Edmond, Oklahoma. Jeannine moved to Custer County when she was a preteen to live with her Aunt Helen and Uncle Melvin Osborne of Arapaho, Oklahoma where she completed high school.
She worked at the Custer County Clerk’s Office where she met Jack Malcomb Wilmeth who had just returned from World War II. She and Jack were married on February 15, 1949 in Arapaho, Oklahoma and made their home North of Custer City in the Independence community where they farmed until Jack passed away in 1974.
Their children include Joe Brent Wilmeth (deceased), Janet Kay Sockey of Poteau, Oklahoma, Janie Stermer of Clinton, Oklahoma, and Jay Kent Wilmeth (deceased).
Jeannine was a devoted Christian mother and grandmother. She was a faithful member of the Independence United Methodist Church. She enjoyed reading, cooking, quilting, surfing on her I-pad and most of all spending time with family and friends. She had a very kind and loving disposition and was loved by all.
Surviving daughters are Janet Kay Sockey and husband RL Sockey and Janie Stermer and husband, Steve Stermer. Jeannine had 8 beloved grandchildren- Traci Terrel, Zac Wilmeth, Ryan Adams, Steven Sockey, Kelli Helzer, Misty Halberg, Jennifer Thompson, and Jackie McDaniel; 19 greatgrandchildren; brother Jerry Suits and wife Claudia; special Sister-in-Law, Bobbye Chase; daughter-in-law, Gailene Park; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Wilmeth; two son’s Joe Brent Wilmeth and Jay Kent Wilmeth; mother, Alice Pittser; father, John McEwen; sister, Dolores Montgomery; and brother, Bob Suits.