Betty Jo Sullivan
1927 - 2020
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Betty Jo Sullivan

The loving family of long time Tulare resident Betty Jo Sullivan sadly announces that she passed away from natural causes in Bend, Oregon on June 17, 2020 surrounded by family. Jo, as she prefers to be called, lived 93 years; 79 years as a resident of Tulare. Jo was born on January 18, 1927 in Wynnewood, Oklahoma to Willie Glen and Bertha McFadden and moved to California with her parents in 1941. She married John Richard Sullivan (deceased) in 1945 and together they farmed for over 50 years west of Tulare. Jo is well known in Tulare, including as a devoted and loyal member of the Tulare United Methodist Church (TUMC), as a teacher aide at Tulare's Lincoln School, and as a parent-leader for the Buena Vista 4H Club. Jo Sullivan is survived by her 5 loving children (Rebecca Sullivan of Astoria, Oregon; Laurie Sullivan of Boise, Idaho; Stephen Mack Sullivan of Roseville, California; John Sullivan DDS of Eugene, Oregon, and B. K. Crider of Bend, Oregon) as well as 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements and a celebration of Jo Sullivan's life are planned and will be announced soon. Donations in Jo Sullivan's name for beautification and upkeep of the TUMC Historic Sanctuary can be sent to the Tulare United Methodist Church, 228 W. Kern Ave., Tulare, CA 93274.




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Published in Visalia Times-Delta & Tulare Advance-Register from Jun. 26 to Jun. 27, 2020.
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July 2, 2020
Our condolences to your family. Your Mom and Dad were a keystone in the Buena Vista community. They always had a "get it done" approach to whatever was necessary.
Doug Bennett
June 29, 2020
I remember when I first took over as the State Farm agent in Tulare, Betty was one of the sweetest kindest people I met. She even had me join her for lunch at her home. I will truly miss hearing of her travels and her family.
Renee
Friend
June 29, 2020
I had the opportunity of meeting this sweet lady about 5 years ago at Tulare United Methodist Church. She always had a kind word and a beautiful smile. Condolences to her family. She is and will be missed.
Rosemarie Boren
Friend
June 28, 2020
My prayers and condolences to the whole family. She was a great 4H Leader and enjoyed her caring spirit at Buena Vista. RIP
Betti (Elizabeth) Benedetti
Friend
June 27, 2020
Please accept my condolences for all your family. Jo and family all lived down the road from our family when I was growing up and Jo was a steady accepting presence whenever I would see her as an adult. I got to know her better when she lived at Twin Oaks playing games and chatting it up with my mom! May she rest in peace surrounded by love. xoxo Linda
Linda Taggart
Friend
June 27, 2020
Joey & I went through high school together. I Have many happy memories of all those times, plus all the many years watching our families grow up. I will sorely miss her.
Phyllis Elies
Friend
June 27, 2020
My condolences to the Sullivan family. I enjoyed knowing Mrs. Sullivan while I was growing up. She was a good neighbor.
John Hillman
Friend
June 27, 2020
So very sorry for your loss. Jo was a beautiful lady who loved her family. I loved to play bridge with her and hear about her adventures. She will be missed!
Bonnie Anderson
Friend
June 26, 2020
So sorry for your loss. All the family is in our prayers.
Joey and Christine Souza
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