Betty Lou John, 72, of Wister, OK passed away Saturday, February 16, 2019, in Ft. Smith, AR. Betty was born September 11, 1946 in Wister to Cecil & Georgia (Curtis) Jernigan. Betty taught school in Soper from 1971-1973 then moved to Bennington and retired from there. She went to work for the Choctaw Nation as a caseworker in the child care department. She left that job to babysit with her grandchildren. Betty loved to work with her flowers outside and working with wood crafts. She was preceded in death by her father; grandparents, George & Ollie Curtis & Clyde & Ida (LeFlore) Jernigan.
Survivors include her mother, Georgia Jernigan of Wister, OK; son, Robert Ray John; sister & her husband, Nita Jernigan Caudell & Stanley; grandsons, Hunter Ray John & Holten John of Austin, TX; nephews, Clay Caudell of Wister, Mark & wife Joanie Caudell of Wister, OK; great nieces, Alia Caudell of Wister, Halli Caudell of Poteau; great nephews, Lane Caudell of Wister, Evan Caudell of Poteau; uncle , J.C. Curtis of Durant, OK; aunts, Mary Gibson of Wister, Carolyn Curtis of Selmar, CA; other relatives, loved ones and friends.
Memorial services will be 1 pm, Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Faith Community Church (formerly Methodist Church) in Wister, OK.