Betty May Rich
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Age 89, was greeted at Heaven's gate on 12/20/2012. She was born 5/8/1923 in Wilmington, DE to Edmund Butterworth and Addie Hickman (Smith) Broadbent. Betty was proud to tell anyone that she was from the very first state, Delaware, and that she graduated from Wilmington H.S. in 1941. She began working at the Cathedral Church of St. John at the age of 17, and would later marry Philip Eugene Rich at the Cathedral, in Wilmington on December 1, 1944. Being a military family, Betty and Phil lived in IL, PA, WA., MO and in 1961 finally settled in OK. She was preceded in death by her husband, Philip Eugene Rich; one sister, Doris 'Virginia' Dill, and husband Marion. Survivors include her children, Phyllis Puckett (Robert), Valorie Pitman (Chuck); grandchildren, Robert O. Puckett Jr. (Rose), Steve Puckett, Free Jordan (Eric), Damia Vogt (Mike); great-grandchildren, Hanna, Malia, Jonah, Cashe and Ariana. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., December 27, 2012 at the Trintiy Lutheran Church in Oklahoma City, OK. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. in the Greenwood Cemetery, Eufaula, OK. Condolences may be offered at www.eisenhourfuneral.com
Bill Eisenhour Northeast Funeral Home
Published in The News Journal on Dec. 24, 2012