Betty Jane (Sykora) McNeal

Class of 1943

1943 Graduation Edition
Perry Daily Journal
Betty Jane Sykora

– born in Perry 18 years ago, she is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Sykora, route one.

She has attended Perry high school for four years and took the rest of her schooling at Rose Hill.

Betty Jane is a member of the 4-H club, Catholic Girls’ club and was assistant librarian for two years.

Betty Jane (Sykora) McNeal

January 27, 1925 – June 21, 2014

Betty J. McNeal, 89, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Golden Age Nursing Home in Guthrie, Oklahoma. A graveside service will be held at 10am, Thursday at McGuire Cemetery in Lucien, Oklahoma with Reverend Mariyanandam Mario Pulugujju officiating.

Betty was born on January 27, 1925, to William F. and Mary Ann Jilek Sykora in Perry, Oklahoma. She attended Rose Hill and graduated from Perry High School. After graduation, she went on to attend college at Wichita University.

On April 18, 1947, Betty Sykora was united in marriage with the late, Glenn McNeal and to this union two children were born. Betty attended St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Perry and was a member of the Altar Society. She enjoyed participating with the senior citizen center and served the at Lions Club luncheon every Thursday for many years. Betty enjoyed quilting, gardening especially African Violets, doing yard work, and loved cats specially Siamese and Manx.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Glenna McNeal of Guthrie two sisters, Arlene Keating of Del City and JoAnn Brown of Janesville, Wisconsin one stepdaughter, Paula Scott and her husband, Ron of Butler, Missouri two grandchildren, Merta Litke and her husband, Scott and Warren Scott and his wife, Tracy and seven greatgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son, Glenn McNeal Jr. and one sister, Maxine Reschke.

Memorials may be made to Companion Hospice Oklahoma Diabetes Association, Oklahoma Arthritis Foundation, Oklahoma Alzheimers Association or St. Rosa of Lima Catholic Church in care of BrownDugger Funeral Home 1010 N. 7th, Perry, OK 73077.