The Edmond Sun


November 19, 2012

Betty Jane Burnett Voss

EDMOND —     Betty Jane Burnett Voss, 88, of Edmond, Okla., left this life on November 16, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 8, 2012 to the late Fay and Sam Burnett.

    She attended Lee School on Capitol Hill and graduated from Northeast High School. During World War II, she worked at Will Rogers Field in the payroll department.

She married  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 in Edmond.  They were married 53 years.

    She was a devoted Christian and made her church home at Quail Springs Baptist Church. She had been a long time 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 and Sam Burnett and her brother-in-law Jack Hobgood.

    She is survived by her children Judy Telford and husband Joe; Dr. Barbara Voss-Alvarez and husband Jesse M. Alvarez, all of Edmond; and Martha J. Critchfield and husband Roy of Troup, Texas; 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; Patrick D. Willis, and wife Dr. Sherilyn Willis of Tyler, Texas; Amy Levescy and partner Lieutenant Kristin Polansky of Edmond, and Dr. Adam R. Critchfield of New York, N.Y.; and 13 great-grandchildren.

    In addition, she is survived by her sister Barbara Burnett Hobgood of Oklahoma City; brother Charles Edward “Bud” Burnett and wife Jan of Norman, Okla.; her sisters-in-law Mary Louise Butts Clough and Gladys Voss of Oklahoma City,  and many nieces, nephews, and friends who will remember her fondly.

    The family thanks the health professionals at Centennial Hospice and Touchmark at Coffee Creek for the loving kindness provided to Betty.

    Viewing will be 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Park Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 22, 2012, at Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel 13313 N Kelley Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73131.  Visit Betty’s online memorial at

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