Betty Jo Scott, 81, of McAlester, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family.
Betty was born on March 25, 1936, in McAlester, to James Wesley Wilson and Margaret Ada (Powell) Wilson. Betty was affectionately called "Mimi" by all who loved her.
She worked over 30 years at The Meeting Place as the official baker. Betty loved baking, gardening and collecting dolls.
She is survived by sons, J.P. Strode, Clarence Strode, and Jeffery Strode and wife, Suzanne, all of McAlester, and Charles Strode and wife, Sara, of Stigler; grandchildren, Jeremy Strode, of Tulsa, Andrew Strode and wife, Amanda, of Broken Arrow, Sam Strode, of Carlsbad, New Mexico, Christopher Strode and wife, Becky, of Wichita Falls, Texas, Tabitha Strode, of McAlester, Mark Draper and wife, Heather, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Zac Draper and wife, Rachel, of Lavaca, Arkansas, Gabriel Draper, of Van Buren, Arkansas, Jessica Steelman and husband, Zach, of Siloam Springs, and Kristen Wagoner and husband, Scotty, of Blocker; numerous great-grandchildren; brothers, W.H. Wilson and wife, Laura, of McAlester, and Gerald Wilson and wife, Linda, of Adamson; sisters, Joyce Thompson and Annie Prescott, both of McAlester; lifelong friend, Betty Chambers, of McAlester, and many nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, James and Margaret Wilson; daughter, Margaret Jolene Strode; grandchildren, Brittany Strode and Justin Paul Strode; sisters, Betsy Clay, Larene Phillips, Barbara Westbrook, Evelyn Baker and Norma Baker, and, brother, Sonny Wilson.
The funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at Arpelar Cemetery Pavilion with Chaplain Vernon Stone officiating. Interment followed.
Pallbearers were Christopher Strode, Stephen Strode, Samuel Strode, Jeremy Strode, Mark Draper and Zac Draper.
Honorary pallbearers were her brothers, Gerald Wilson and W.H. Wilson.
Published on October 17, 2017