Betty Sue Blancett, 84, of Ardmore, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at the Whispering Oaks Nursing Home in Ardmore. 

She was born on Sept. 5, 1934, in Madill, to the late Noah Thomas and Blanch Huffman Thomas. Betty was raised in the Antioch and Madill area. She attended the Carter Seminary School and graduated from Madill High School. 

Betty married Bobby Gene Blancett on Aug. 11, 1956, in Tishomingo, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 5, 2003. 

She worked for several years at the Madill Pants Factory before moving to Panama where she lived for about a year. Betty moved to Ardmore to raise her kids and later, in 1972, went to work for the Carter Seminary School as a dorm parent where she worked for 25 years. She was affiliated with the Baptist Faith and enjoyed going to garage sales, fishing and loved watching her grandkids play sports.   

She is survived by: children: Kevin Blancett and wife Sherri, Dickson, Kirk Blancett and wife Christina, Ardmore; grandchildren: Kevi Wolf and husband Billy, Josh Blancett and girlfriend Tara Smallwood, Miko Blancett and girlfriend Hannah Arterberry, Cecilia and Lillian Blancett, Nathaniel Norwood; great-grandchildren: Nikoah and Takoda Wolf; sister: Chris Woodruff and husband J. D. of Mannsville; numerous nieces and nephews.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Robert, Kenneth and Wendyll Thomas; sister, Pearl Downey; nephews, Charles Thomas and Linden Downey. 

Visitation will be today at Watts Funeral Home, Madill, from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a family hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at the H2O Life Church, Ardmore. Pastor Kirk Blancett, Kevin Blancett and Pastor Chuck McKennell will officiate the service. Interment will be at the Nelda Cemetery, Dickson. Services will be under the direction of Watts Funeral Home, Madill. 

Casket Bearers: Miko Blancett, Josh Blancett, Jeremiah Woodruff, John Woodruff, Billy Wolf and Jerrald Chancellor.

Honorary Bearers: Jerry Powell, J. D. Vaughn, Tjaden Roblin, Joe Tibbs, Greg Mitchell, Nathaniel Norwood and David Smothers.

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