Betty James

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Betty James

Funeral service for Betty James, 66, of Cyril, Oklahoma, will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 24, 2018, at the Cyril School Auditorium with Pastor Randy Cocheran, officiating. Burial will follow at Celestial Gardens Cemetery under the direction of the Fletcher Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family will greet friends Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. James passed away on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, in Lawton, Oklahoma at the age of 66.
Betty Jo Corbitt was born on February 19th, 1952 in Lynden, Texas to Bernal and Oleta (Withrow) Corbitt.  She married Mike James on April 14th, 1972.  Mike and Betty moved to Cyril soon after and raised their two sons, Jason and Andy among lots of good friends and family.  Betty was a career educator. She started as a teacher's aide in Cyril, and after graduating from USAO with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education in 1998, she embarked on her true calling as a 5th grade teacher for Cyril Elementary.  Betty's life revolved around her family, her friends, and her students. Betty was known for her quick wit and vivacious love of life.  She spent her time preparing amazingly engaging lessons for her students because she wanted them to know the joy of learning.  When not working on lessons, Betty spent her time on the go! She would spend most weekends with her best friends Martha Day and Cynthia Malicoat and her sister Barbara Kay going to different places for dinner and entertainment.  They also took cruises to see "pretty water". Betty's humor was one thing everyone loved about her. She made other people's day better as they shared a laugh.
She is survived by 3 sisters: Barbara Kay Peigare and her husband Mike, and Linda Jean Turpin and her husband Melvin, and Brenda McNutt and husband Chip; 2 sons: Jason James and wife Amanda and Andy James and wife Jeana; 4 grandchildren: Rachel Luna and her husband Nick, Katie Jones, Audrey James, and Hunter James, best friend Martha Day, and numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and former students.
She is preceded in death by her parents: Bernal and Oleta Corbitt, her husband Mike James, her sister Gwen Walston, best friend Cynthia Malicoat, and niece Sara Wittrock.
An Online Guestbook is available at FletcherAndElginFuneral.com.
Published on September 24, 2018
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