Betty Jane (Bruner) Bear, a resident of Dustin, died March 11, 2020 at her home in Dustin at the age of 91. She was born Aug. 22, 1928 in Salem to Bunny Bruner and Sallie (Scott) Jones.
She is preceded in death by two children, Joe Bear and Mollie Jane Bear; her parents, Bunny Bruner and Sallie (Scott) Jones; and six siblings, Charley Jones, Ed Jones, Jesse McDermott, Benny McDermott, Mandy McNac, and Nancy Jones.
She is survived by eight children: Ima Ferdig (Dennis) of St. Louis, MO, Buster Bear Jr. (Kathy) of Tulsa, Inez Zimmerman (Richard) of Eufaula, Ila Fife (Brian) of Henryetta, Linda Jane Bear of Dustin, Nathan Bear (Elizabeth) of Cache, Sallie Bear of Henryetta, and Eddie Bear (Becky Jordan) of Dustin; 25 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great grandchildren and two brothers, Leroy McDermott (Imogene) of Glenpool and Jacob Bruner of Wetumka.
Viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2020 at Integrity Funeral Service.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Integrity Chapel with Rev. Wallace Gambler, officiating. Interment will follow at the Harjo Family Cemetery in Ryal, Oklahoma. Services are under the direction of Integrity Funeral Service.