Collinsville, Oklahoma
October 31, 2013
Betty Jo Heinrichs
1931 -- 2013
Former Collinsville
School Teacher
1948 CHS Graduate Had Long Family History Here
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Betty Jo Heinrichs
Monday, July 27, 1931 ---- Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Betty Jo Heinrichs, resident of Owasso, passed from this life on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at the Evergreen Care Center. She was 82 years of age. Betty Jo was born July 27, 1931 in Collinsville to Olin and Hazel (Lee) Burnside. She was raised and received her education there, graduating from Collinsville High School. She then attended Cottey College and later Oklahoma A & M (now Oklahoma State University) where she received her teaching degree. On May 25, 1952 Betty Jo married her high school sweetheart Raymond Lee Heinrichs at the Collinsville Community Church. Betty Jo was a retired elementary teacher in the Collinsville Public Schools where she shared her passion for teaching.

She was a longtime member of the Community Church where she sang in the choir; Betty Jo had also been a member of the PEO Chapter X for 64 years.
Those that survive include her daughter – Malinda Palmer and husband Charles; son-in-law Danny Fleetwood and wife Angela; grandchildren Deaven Mattox and husband John; Morgan Gillispie; Callie Fleetwood; Zephaniah Fleetwood; step grandchildren Brian Palmer and wife Samantha; Haley Palmer; great grandchild Josie Gray Mattox and step great grandchild Aiden Dean Mayes. Betty Jo was preceded in death by her parents, husband Raymond Lee on January 2, 2004, a daughter Hazel Denise Fleetwood and a sister Patricia Wilson.

Visitation for Betty Jo will be held Wednesday, October 23, 2013 from 5pm – 7pm at Mowery Funeral Service; and graveside services will be Thursday at 11:00 am at Ridgelawn Cemetery, Collinsville. The family has requested that those who would like to honor Betty Jo’s memory may do so by contributing to the Memorial Fund at Collinsville Community Church, 1423 West Oak St., Collinsville, OK 74021. Arrangements and services have been entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.
Note: My coverage of those passing is often less than I wish due to either lack of material or time.

Although this page is delayed due to my recent schedule, I do have a wealth of material as I had done research several years ago for Betty Jo's daughter Hazel for one of Raymond and Betty Jo's anniversaries.

That material (sampled here) is from the archives of Collinsville newspapers and starts with T.A. Lee (an ancestor) who was an early day Collinsville mayor, undertaker, and hardware store owner. The T.A. Lee Hardware store started in ~1901 and later became Burnside Hardware and even later Burnside-Heindrichs Hardware after her husband joined the family business (at the corner where Silver Dollar Cafe is located today). I'm not sure when Betty Jo started teaching in Collinsville but she was on the list of the original teachers at Wilson Elementary when it opened in August 1960.
-- Ted Wright -- Oct. 31, 2013
The Burnside (front) and Heinrichs (back) families in 1971 at Burnside-Heinrich Hardware store at 11th & Main in Collinsville..