Betty Jo Klekar, 75, of Orange, died Monday, April 4, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Port Arthur.


services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, April 7, at Claybar Funeral

Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Scott McIntosh of North

Orange Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens

near Bridge City.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.


in Brewton, Ala. on Oct. 4, 1935, Betty Jo was the daughter of

Spurgeon and Cupid (Morgan) Evans. She was a faithful supporter of the

V.A. and a member of the VFW Hall in Orange. She supported our troops

and was a lifeline to her family. She will be greatly missed. You’ll be

in our hearts forever. We’ll love you always.


was preceded in death by her husband, Dominic P. Klekar; son, Stanley

Hugh Brooks; daughter, Sheila Havard; and son, Charles Brooks.

Betty Jo is survived by her daughter, Barbara Jean Smith, and she was a grandmother of many precious grandchildren.