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Betty LaVerne Jewell
Betty LaVerne Jewell was born on October 14, 1925 in Cherokee, Oklahoma to Merle and Hazel Winans. She passed away November 14, 2016 in Enid at the age of 91 years, 1 month. Betty was raised on the family farm east of Amorita and attended the Amorita School District. She married Alby “Junior” Jewell on July 25, 1945. Junior and Betty raised their three children, daily following the fruits of the spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, kindness, faith, and self-control. Betty was a member of Driftwood Christian Church, the Padded Pew Group and the Ladies Birthday Breakfast Club. Betty deeply loved her family and friends. She was commonly referred to by many who knew her as “Grandma Betty”.

Betty is survived by her three children, Jo Ellen Tucker and husband, David of Bartlesville, Donna Ryel and husband, Ron of Tulsa and Jan Jewell and wife, Bobbie of Byron; grandchildren, Tandi Hoelker and husband, Jim, Kelli Cannon and husband, Charles, Anissa McGuire and husband, Bret, Janna Horton, Justin Jewell and wife, Danielle, Chace Jewell and wife, Melissa; fourteen great grandkids, Caroline, Jackson, Sam, Bonnie, Sarah, Molly, Anna, Jake, Hank, Nick, Kutter, Gatlin, Briggs and Emerson and one great-great grandson, Ben.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Junior; her parents, Merle and Hazel Winans and infant baby brother. Celebration service for Betty will be Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Driftwood Christian Church with Max Boothby officiating. Burial will follow at Byron-Amorita Cemetery. Viewing will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. with the family present from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Memorials may be given to A and B Firefighters Association through the funeral home.

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May this tribute bring comforting words and pleasant memories during this difficult time. It has been an honor serving your family.
Lanman Funeral Home Staff


Our thoughts and prayers are sent
Rick and Susan Martin


Thank you for calling us. We are so sorry for your loss, Kenneth has lost a friend. He and Betty talked on the phone now and then. he has such good memories of loading hay at Juniors. His long term memory is very good. He does not get around so good any more, mostly stays in the house or on the porch but we are getting along okay. Kenneth was 87 in August. God bless your family,
Kenneth and Janet Archer



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