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Bette Jo Lindeman Cheek Click for Condolences      Printable Version
1931 - 2012

Bette Jo Lindeman CheekBette Jo Lindeman Cheek, 80, of Evadale, Texas passed away at her home surrounded by family and friends on Friday, June 29th, 2012. She was born in Nacogdoches County, Texas on October 12, 1931 to Wallace E. Lindeman and Jenna Mae Stovall Lindeman. She grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas and graduated from Corpus Christi High School (now Roy Miller) in 1948. After high school she attended Del Mar Junior College and then married Robert R. Cheek in 1953. They were married for 54 years until his death on January 13, 2008.

She moved to Evadale, Texas in the summer of 1962 where she was a Cub Scout den mother and Bluebird and Campfire leader. She was hired as a teachers aide in 1969 for Evadale ISD while earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education for all levels along with a certification in Language Arts and Reading from Lamar University-Beaumont. After receiving her Bachelors she taught art, language arts, and gifted and talented classes at Evadale Junior High. She went on to receive her Masters of Library Science degree from Sam Houston State University and became the Elementary Librarian and the High School Librarian. She retired from Evadale ISD in 2000 after 31 years of service in education.

She was an active member of St. Johns Episcopal Church in Silsbee, Texas where she served in many capacities including: Lay Eucharistic Minister, member of the Vestry, committee for music ministry, member of the Episcopal Church Women, officer for the Daughters of the King Philomena chapter, Community of Hope Visitor and a past Senior Warden. She also taught Sunday School for many years and was a long time member of the Altar Guild, Altar Guild Directress and flower arranger. She was the owner of Devotional Designs, specializing in Anglican Prayer beads and designer of religious jewelry. She was an officer for Mu Upsilon Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society of Women Educators.

She was preceded in death by her father, Wallace Lindeman; mother, Jenna Mae Stovall Lindeman; her husband, Robert R. Cheek; her daughter, Jean Marie Cheek Sylvester; and her son Joe Mann Cheek.

She is survived by her sisters, Jeanne Rylatt and husband Darrell of Denver, Colorado and Louise DeMaet and husband Ken of New Braunfels, Texas; sons Robert P. Cheek and wife Tonya of Evadale, Texas and Charles Cheek of Houston, Texas; daughter-in-law, Pam Cheek of Orange, Texas, wife of the late Joe Mann Cheek; Grandchildren, Jason Sylvester and his wife Christie of Evadale; Jonathan Sylvester of Evadale; Jenna Martin and husband Stephen of Mauriceville; Lindsey Calhoun and husband Matt of Evadale; Blake Cheek and wife Chelsea of Orangefield; Leslie Wilkins and husband Jason of Evadale; Nicholas Cheek and wife Kayla of College Station; Christopher Cheek of Orange and Sean Cheek of Houston. Great Grandchildren include: Klay and Jaxson Sylvester, Khari and Halle Calhoun and Logan and Molly Cheek.

Visitation will be at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee Texas on Monday, July 2nd from 5:00  8:00 pm. The funeral will be held at St. Johns Episcopal Church in Silsbee, Texas on Tuesday, July 3rd at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Book Of Remembrance at St. Johns Episcopal Church.

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There are currently 11 condolences.

Jodi Walters
Tuesday November 13, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Such a wonderful, wonderful lady who was such a big part of my life growing up...she helped make me, me..
Peggy & Ron Scarborough/Georgetown, TX
Wednesday July 4, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Bette taught me how to 'pay it forward'. She also showed me how to trust in the Lord. Such a woman of faith and love...
David Jones
Tuesday July 3, 2012 at 1:22 AM

Robert and Charles and all the family. I never met a lady such as your mother if you needed help she was there for you.Such a sweet lady she was. And I needed that help when i was in highschool.If not for your mother i think i may still be in highschool.But she worked with me as if i was the only kid there. I tell people often about my time with you mother and how she helped me get through school.Iam sure that God sent her to Evadale for me and other children just like me. She helped alot.I beleave that alot are called my God to do the jobs they do and your mother was one of them.I know so well how much you will miss her, not a day goes by that i dont miss my mother. Bro Bragg told me once that when they pass we just carry them with us everyday and trust me he is right.She is always there. My best to you all and hope all goes well for you. Your friend, David
Kim Allen
Monday July 2, 2012 at 11:55 PM

With a sad good-bye to a dear friend, in the knowledge that you are now happyly with loved ones in the arms of the Lord.
Kenneth & Tab Ferguson
Monday July 2, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Robert and family, Losing your mother is a very hard path to go down. You will miss her alot during special times and holidays, but keep her memories near your heart and she will be with you always. Kenneth and Tab
Katherine Gravis
Sunday July 1, 2012 at 7:58 PM

I am so very sorry to hear of Mrs.Cheeks passing. She was a wonderful person and I loved her dearly. I know that she is with her parents,husband,and children and that is such a wonderful blessing knowing that she is out of pain and with her loved ones. God Bless you all and I know that God will help get you through this period of grief. She will be greatly missed. Love and prayers to each and every one of you. God Bless!
Pete and Maggie Priest
Sunday July 1, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Bette was such a special lady. And that doesn't even begin to describe her. We will miss her terribly, but know that she is in a much better place, a place that will be enhanced with her presence. We love you Bette!
Carole Seabrooke
Sunday July 1, 2012 at 10:31 AM

What faith and spirit and talent! I'll always miss her at St. John's and at Delta Kappa Gamma. Love to her family.
Kelly McCabe Smith
Saturday June 30, 2012 at 11:31 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you all! Ms. Bette was a truly remarkable person and will be greatly missed.
Ann Kondos
Saturday June 30, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Bette was a dear friend to so many and I feel honored to have been included in her circle of friends. She taught me much and had such a way about her that I was volunteering for a job before I realized it.......such a technique she had! She will be missed by loved ones left here on earth but what a "heavenly celebration" she is going to enjoy!
Betty A. Iles
Saturday June 30, 2012 at 8:36 PM

I bid a sad good-bye to an old and treasured friend DKG sister and former student teacher. Her memory is very dear to me but my sadness is lessened by knowing that she has earned a place at the feet of Jesus.

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