Betty Lou O'Conner of Vinita, died Thursday, July 10, 2008, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa after an illness. She was 81.

Mrs. O'Conner was born Sept. 22, 1926, in Vinita to Samuel O. and Bessie E. (Wright) Carr. She was a former resident of Welch.

She was a homemaker and a longtime member of Welch Baptist Church. 

She married D. Gene O'Conner on May 9, 1945, in Girard, Kan. He survives, the home. 

Additional survivors include four daughters and their husbands, Carolyn and David Nelson of Chouteau, Marolyn and Jerry Hazelswart of Antwerp, Ohio,  and Donna O'Conner and Barbara O'Conner, both of Vinita, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Sammy, Bill, Charles and Jack Carr, and two sisters, Cora Lee Moiser and Faye Mankin.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Thomas Funeral Home of Welch. The Rev. Bob Whitchurch will officiate. Burial will be in Williams Timberhill Cemetery, east of Welch.