Bennie "Jean" (Palmer) Upton (1919 - 2014)

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Mom passed away peacefully in her sleep at 6:30 a.m. February 14, 2014, Valentine's Day, one of her favorite holidays. Dad was waiting for her in heaven and she made it for their 78th wedding anniversary which was February 16th. What a celebration they had! Bennie "Jean" Upton was born June 1, 1919 in Harmon County, OK to Charles and Mary (McGraw) Palmer.
She was preceded in death by her parents, by the love of her life, Jesse Thomas Upton, one brother, C.E. Palmer and wife Ilene, three sisters; Melba and husband O.V. Pringle, Nadyne and husband Jack Harbour, Jonnie and husband Oris Hammonds.
She is survived by two daughters, Judy and husband Loyd Stephens and Janelle Hale all of Bartlesville. She was blessed with three grandsons, nine great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Jean was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church and a current member of East Cross United Methodist. She has been an active member of United Methodist Women for over 65 years.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to East Cross United Methodist Women, 600 Madison, Bartlesville, OK 74006.
Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 17, 2014 in the Dryden Cemetery in Hollis, OK with Reverend Chad Perceful of East Cross United Methodist Church officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of Walker-Brown Funeral Home. Online condolences for the family can be left at
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Walker-Brown Funeral Home
4201 Southeast Nowata Road Bartlesville, OK 74006
Funeral Home Details
Published in Examiner-Enterprise from Feb. 17 to Mar. 17, 2014
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