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Betty Killian Cronquist

September 24, 1920 — July 26, 2020

Betty Killian Cronquist, of Oklahoma City, passed away July 26, 2020, at the age of 99. Graveside service will be held in Memorial Park Cemetery, Bartlesville, at 3:00 PM, July 31. Betty was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, September 24, 1920, to Daniel P. and Ona Mae Killian. She graduated from the new College High School in 1938 and attended Texas State College for Women, Denton, majoring in violin and piano. Betty married Vern S. Cronquist on September 9, 1944, in the First Methodist Church, Bartlesville. They were subsequently founding members of East Cross Methodist Church. Betty and Vern had a son, Stanley, and a daughter, Patricia. Betty taught violin and piano in Bartlesville for many years, additionally serving as organist at East Cross Methodist Church. She also performed as violinist with the Phillips (later, Bartlesville) Symphony. She retired from Phillips Petroleum Company in 1988 as a legal secretary. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, brother, daughter, a grandson and a granddaughter. She is survived by her son, Stan; daughter-in-law, Kristine; grandchildren Nicole Holley, Brooke Cochran, Mary Cronquist and Morgan Dalton; great-grandchildren Mikel, Scott and Reed Holley, and Vivian, Olivia and Bryce Dalton; niece Cynthia Woodward; and nephew Daniel Killian. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Betty Killian Cronquist please visit our Sympathy Store.
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