Athens Review, Athens, Texas

April 23, 2013

Betty Ann Sessions


The Athens Review

Athens — Betty Ann Sessions, 81, of Yukon, Okla., peacefully passed away April 19, 2013 to meet her Heavenly Father. She was born Oct. 31, 1931 in Joplin, Mo. Betty graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1948, and attended Oklahoma State University in Stillwater the following year, where she met Frank Sessions. Betty and Frank were united in marriage Dec. 24, 1950 at the First Christian Church of Okmulgee.

In 1952, Betty and Frank moved to Lawton where they raised their family. In Lawton, she attended Cameron University, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music, while she also worked for the Cameron Music department.  Betty taught private music lessons for the majority of her life, instructing in both piano and voice. In 1985, she and her husband moved to Athens, where she was an ombudsman for nursing homes, and played the organ for church services. In 2005, Betty retired to Yukon where she was an active member of Caring and Sharing at Western Oaks Church.

She is survived by her five daughters, Kathie Smith of Mustang, Lynn Reinhart of Oklahoma City, Melissa Keplinger of Mustang, Leanne Tucker of Grapevine, Texas and Kristina Hackney of Oklahoma City; six grandchildren, J.L. Keplinger, Mikel Drake, Mischa Butler, Tommy Smith, Kara Brasher and Jacob Tucker; three great-grandchildren, Jayden Drake, Jace Smith and Ava Smith; her mother-in-law, Rema Emerson of Yukon; and her sons-in-law Jerry Keplinger, Brian Tucker and Dj Hackney. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth A. Ruby, her father, Charles Williams, and her husband, Frank Sessions.

Funeral Services were held Monday, April 22 at 10 a.m. at the Town & Country Christian Church of Yukon with the Rev. Roger Woodrome officiating. Betty has been laid to rest in Hitchita, Okla.