Obituary: Betty Lee Farrow

Betty Lee Farrow, 93, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, at Asbury Park in Newton.

She was born on Feb. 22, 1923, in Severy, the daughter of Henry Marshall and Florida Weatherford Sexton. Betty was raised in the Severy area and moved to Oklahoma as a teenager.

Betty met Arthur Willard Farrow as he was selling religious items door to door; an instant romance occurred, and they were married three days later on June 20, 1944, in Oklahoma City.

Together, they worked in the cotton fields throughout Oklahoma. For several years, they lived in the Binger, Okla., area. Arthur died on Feb. 22, 1976.

Betty moved to Newton in the fall of 1979. She became a cook at Presbyterian Manor and was involved in the Grandparents Program in the Newton School District. Betty enjoyed making pies for family and special events, especially her sour cream bread.

Survivors include four generations of nieces and nephews, whom she loved dearly.

Along with her parents and husband, Betty was preceded in death by her brothers, Isaac, Virgil, Clifford and Ronald Sexton; and sisters, Hazel Williams and Phyllis Lewis.

Funeral services were on Monday, Feb. 6, at the Broadway Colonial Funeral Home.

Graveside and interment services were on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Murray Cemetery in Binger, Okla.

A memorial has been established with the Youth Department of Immanuel Baptist Church in Newton, and contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS, 67114.

Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home in Newton.

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