Daily Oklahoman, The
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
July 27, 2009
Billie Sue (Knight) Stanbro was born the
youngest of six children on February 1, 1935 to Oren and May
(Barrett) Knight in Sapulpa , OK. She was taken from us all too
soon on July 23, 2009 at the age of 74 in Guthrie, OK.
She is survived by her husband, Joe of
Guthrie; daughter, Andrea Stanbro of Oklahoma City; daughter,
Leslye (Stanbro) Ferrell and husband Tim of Houston, TX; son,
Dr. Peter Brent Stanbro of Boston, MA; and son, John Stanbro of
Guthrie. Grandchildren include Valynn (Ferrell) Dennin and
husband Michael, Cory Ferrell and wife Alisha, Matthew Ferrell
and Darnell Ferrell, all of Houston. Billie met Joe while in
school at Inola and became high school sweethearts. After
graduating from Inola in 1953, she attended Draughns Business
College and worked at Metropolitan Life Insurance in Tulsa. In
1959, while Joe was on leave from the Air Force, he and Billie
married in Tulsa. On January 1, 2009, they celebrated their 50th
wedding anniversary. Billie was a military wife, traveling the
world, which took her to Incirlik, Turkey, North Carolina,
Georgia, Texas, as well as Oklahoma. After retirement, Joe and
Billie first settled in Tahlequah, OK and later moved to
Guthrie, where they have spent the last 14 years. She loved
being a wife, mother and grandmother and enjoyed quilting and
Billie is also survived by brother, Don
Knight and wife Sue of Inola; sister, Jackie Redden of Houston;
and brother, Oren Knight of Claremore.
Billie is preceded in death by her
parents; brother, Robert; and sister, Jeanne (Knight) Boydston.
A memorial will be held in Guthrie at Community Church, I-35 and
Seward Road, at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Complied and transcribed by Marti Graham, 2009.