Betty Ruth (Weyrick) Masters was born on Sept. 3, 1924 to Charlie and Grace (Carlton) Weyrick at Prairie Hill. She passed away on Feb. 8, 2014 at the Harmon Memorial Hospital.
Betty graduated from Duke High School in 1942, as the first class to consolidate with Duke from Prairie Hill. After graduation Betty attended Draughons Business School in Wichita Falls, Texas, and then married R.B. Masters on Dec. 9, 1942 at Prairie Hill where they lived and farmed. They moved into Duke in the summer of 1954.
She became very active the First Baptist Church, became a 4-H leader, and member of Home Demonstration Club and the Eastern Star.
Betty was an accomplished seamstress and designed and made many of her family's clothes. She worked at Terri's dress shop in Altus for many years and had wonderful relationships with her coworkers and customers.
She assisted her husband in the custom harvesting business and farming for over 40 years. It was a partnership that lasted over 70 years.
She served as the Prairie Hill and Duke School alumni secretary keeping accurate records and addresses. She was also active in the Duke Chamber of Commerce being awarded Outstanding Member in 2003.
She was a devoted wife and mother and attended and supported all activities in which her family was involved. She always said a day without laughter was a wasted day. She was a friend to all with her good disposition and generous attitude. There was nothing she loved more than spending time with her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant brother.
She is survived by her husband R.B. Masters of Duke; son, Dan Masters and wife Dianna of Edmond; daughters, Robetha Darby and her husband Bob of Duke, and Brenda Masters and her husband Tomas Barclay of Stillwater; one brother, Bill Weyrick and his wife Zeta of Duke. Her grandchildren are Robert Darby and wife Marie of Broken Arrow, Kendal Darby Butler and her husband Blake of Edmond, Andrea Carpenter of Edmond, Geoff Roubik and wife Leslie of Edmond, Amy McIlhenny and husband Andrew of Edmond, and Erin Raveling and husband Tony of Tulsa. Betty is also survived by 11 great-grandchildren, Addison, Brad, and Zack Darby, Jake Darby Butler, Megan and Reese Carpenter, Alexander and Jack Roubik, Ava and Asher McIlhenny, and Hudson Raveling. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and a large number of friends.
Services were held Monday, Feb. 10 at Lowell Times Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ricky Crouch and Pastor Ryan Morris officiating. Interment followed at Prairie Hill Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home of Altus.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to the Duke School Foundation, in memory of Betty Masters.