The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

April 5, 2013

Anna Bea DeVore

Published 4-5-13

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — BORGER, Texas — Graveside service for Anna Bea DeVore will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013, in Pleasant View Cemetery, near Jet. Viewing will be 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Lanman Funeral Home Inc., Cherokee. Rev. A.D. DeVore will officiate. Memories may be shared at

Bea was born in Tebbetts, Mo., on June 19, 1924, the daughter of Howard H. Stafford and Ellen Haynes Stafford and passed from this life on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, in Houston, Texas.

She and Harlan Austin DeVore were married in Borger, Texas, in 1974.

Bea was a wonderful mother and homemaker, who loved to cook and to be outdoors. She fished, camped, hunted deer and worked in her garden.

She was part of Rockport and Aransas Pass Sheriff’s Possee for several years. Her home was in Borger, Texas, but her winter home was in Houston, Texas.

Bea was preceded in death by her husband, Harlan A. DeVore; two brothers, Pat Stafford and Len Stafford; and a stepgrandson, Jason DeVore.

Those who survive are her children, Tony Vaught of Borger, Texas, and Carol Platt and husband Paul of Amarillo, Texas; stepchildren, W.A. DeVore and wife Arlynna of Tulsa, H.A. DeVore and wife Tammy of Bartlesville, and Connie Park and husband Charles of Kingsland, Texas; grandchildren, Allen Platt and wife Paula of Avondale, Ariz., Kelly Platt of Canyon, Texas, Kathy Platt of Plano, Texas; stepgrandchildren, Janessa Miller and husband Brian of Tulsa, Okla., Kim DeVore of Tulsa, Michael DeVore of Bartlesville, Okla., Tabitha Toon and husband Dale of Smithdale, Okla., Brandy Taylor of Austin, Texas, Jamie Taylor of Smithville, Texas, Jimmy John Taylor and wife Katy of Bellevue, Wash.; 14 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; one great-great-great-grandchild; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

(Submitted by family)