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December 18, 2013

Betty Jo McClure

NORMAN — Memorial services for Betty Jo McClure, 85, of Norman, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Bethel Baptist Church in Norman, with the Rev. Doyle Pryor officiating.

A private family burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.

Visitation will be today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Resthaven Funeral Home in Shawnee.

Heaven was in need of another beautiful soul, so God took Betty from her temporary earthly home to the indescribable splendor of Heaven as the dawn was breaking Monday, Dec. 16, 2013.

Her parents, Jo and Nettie Parsons, had their youngest of four children, Betty Jo, on Nov. 20, 1928, near Bethel Acres. As she blossomed, Betty caught the eye of a young veteran who fell madly in love with her. Billy Bob McClure was smart enough to snatch Betty Jo and elope to Arkansas, where they wed on Nov. 4, 1951.

Betty and Bill had a wonderful marriage lasting more than 63 years, producing two sons who deeply loved their mom. Betty was the ideal mother and wife and the quiet backbone of a loving home. She lived her Christian faith, and her love of God and Jesus Christ was evident in everything she said or did.

Without a doubt, Betty is in heaven with her parents; her brothers Alfred and LD Parsons; and her sister, Blanche Lanier.

She leaves behind many who will miss her so very much. They include the love of her life, her husband Bill; their two sons, Bill, his wife Jane and her daughter, Dana Ebb of Franklin, Tenn., and Brad, his wife Jill and their two children, Molly and Matthew; and Betty’s two loving grandchildren of Norman. There are also countless nieces, nephews and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family would request donations be made to the Gideons, The Salvation Army, The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering or the charity of your choice that exemplifies the love that is Betty Jo McClure. May God bless those left behind.

Norman Transcript, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

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