Funeral services for Betty (Burchfield) Earl Waldo, 86, of Chickasha, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in the Ferguson Funeral Home Chapel with Pearline Perkey officiating.
Betty J. Burchfield was born August 16, 1931, the daughter of Walter Burchfield and Mary Jane (Bush) Burchfield Keen. She died Wednesday, June 6, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Betty grew up on a farm near Minco, Oklahoma with her father, mother and two sisters. In 1942, her father joined the U.S. Navy, serving in WWII.
She graduated from Minco High School in 1949 and then went to secretarial school. She worked for many years as a legal secretary for the attorney's office of Park, Nelson, and Caywood.
Betty married Edwin Earl on July 15, 1950 in Wichita Falls, Texas and to this union their daughter, Cynthia Gayle Earl, was born.
She became a born-again Christian in 1982 at the Ninnekah First Baptist Church. She was very active and visited with friends at the Senior Nutrition Center everyday for lunch.
Betty was preceded in death by both parents and her sister, Catherine Maloney.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Quintin Smitherman, of Chickasha; granddaughters, Erin Smitherman of Norman and Evyn Smitherman of Chickasha; sister, Alta Kilpatrick of Plano, Texas; dear friend, Harold Owings of Chickasha; and many extended family in the Minco area.
Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.ferguson-funeralhome.com.
Published on June 11, 2018