Services celebrating the life of Betty Sue Dvorak, 79, of Marietta, Okla. are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, May 7, 2018, in Marietta’s First Baptist Church. Officiating will be Pastor Jason Langley with a eulogy by Pastor Shane Norton. Interment in Lakeview Cemetery, Marietta, will follow under the direction of Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Marietta.
The daughter of Johnnie Edward Simmons and Vida Ruth Terrill-Simmons, Betty Sue was born January 18, 1939, in Gainesville, Texas. She passed away Wednesday, May 2, in Mercy Health Love County, Marietta.
Betty Sue and Billy Gene Dvorak were married in Purcell, Okla. on Dec. 23, 1954, and in 1957 she graduated from Marietta High School. Betty Sue was a real people person and attended all school reunions. She and Bill were the owners and operators of the Ole Coffee House in Marietta and Razzle Dazzle Department Store in Ardmore, Okla. A very active member of Marietta’s First Baptist Church, she attended the Ladies Bible Study Class. Betty Sue was also a past president of the Apache Study Club. She was an excellent housekeeper and cook, loved movies and to follow activities of actresses, actors, play bridge, dance, and country music as well as religious music. She was also quite an Elvis Presley fan. And last, but certainly not least, she loved her dog and companion “Molly.”
She was preceded in death by her parents; and son, John Derick Dvorak.
Survivors include her husband, Bill of the home; son, William Lance Dvorak and fiancée Patricia Wilson of Ardmore; two daughters, Kim Ritchey and husband Wendall, also of Ardmore and Sally Dvorak and fiancée Gary Morgan of Thackerville, Okla.; six grandchildren, Amy Bray and husband Bryan, Will Trisciani, Rebecka Harris and husband Cory, Preston Dvorak, Roger Montrose and wife Laura, and Eric Montrose and wife Melanie; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Serving as casket bearers will be Joe Martin, Jim Michael, Dick Michael, Tommy Higle, Bud Barnes, and Eric Gallaway. Honorary bearers are Kermit McKinney, James Segler, Carl Gragg, Paul Riley, Charles Garner, Abby Grace Norton, Reese Norton, Meleah Norton, and Campbell Norton.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions in Betty Sue’s name to the Baptist Home for Girls 13976 Anthony Lane – Madill, OK 73446.
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