Betty Edmonds

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Betty Lou Edmonds was born on December 29, 1927 to Beverly Fay and Sallie Ann (Jordan) Abbott. She passed away, surrounded by her family, on Monday, August 16, 2010, at her home in Yukon, OK at the age of 82. Betty Lou was born in East Walnut, OK. She married Jene W. Edmonds on August 10, 1961 in Tucumcari, NM. She was also active in the American Humane Society, the American Kennel Club, and several Veterans organizations. Betty Lou especially loved raising Yorkies, playing games with her family, gardening and crocheting. She also enjoyed collecting toothpick holders, from very ornate to common ones; she was a member of the Toothpick Holders Association, who fondly call themselves "toothpickers." She was also a member of the First Christian Church in Clinton, OK. Above all else, Betty Lou loved her family and raised seven children, whom she loved very much. She will be missed by all who loved her. Survivors Include: husband Jene Edmonds, Yukon, OK; children: Tommie Dillard & Joyce Marie, Hinton, OK; Allen Dillard & Sheryl, Hinton, OK; Lizabeth (Libby) Goss & Sinclair Colbert, San Antonio, TX; Stacy Edmonds & Marcia, Hinton, OK; Tracie Sample & McBeth Sample III, Mustang, OK; grandchildren: Jennifer Dillard of Mesa, AZ; Missy Tooker & Dan, Eagle, Idaho; Ryan Edmonds & Jennifer, Folsom, CA; Michael Dillard & Krisha, Tucson, AZ; Trent Goss, Moore, OK; Casey Edmonds & Emily Sample, Mustang, OK; great-grandchildren; Isaak Edmonds, Folsom, CA; and Trey Dillard, Tucson, AZ.Betty Lou was preceded in death by her parents, Beverly Fay & Sallie Ann Abbott; sons: Dannie Dillard and Ricky Edmonds; sister, Eula Faye Davenport; and grandson, Ricky Lee Edmonds.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to: Frontier Hospice of OKC, 3908 N. Peniel, Ste. #500, Bethany, OK 73008.Viewing will be at the Smith-Turner Funeral Home in Yukon, OK Thursday and Friday 9:00am to 8:00pm. Service: Resurrection Cemetery Chapel, Saturday, 1:00 PM, August 21, 2010, Oklahoma City, OK. Officiating: Rev. Allen Noble. Burial: Resurrection Cemetery, Oklahoma City, OK, under the direction of Turner Funeral Home, Hinton, OK. Condolences may be sent to the family at turnerfuneralhomes@gmail.com turnerfuneralhomes@gmail.com
Published in The Oklahoman on Aug. 20, 2010
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