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Betty Ruth Wilkerson

December 22, 1928 — April 5, 2022

Betty Ruth Wilkerson, age 93, died Tuesday, April 5, 2022, in Liberal, Kansas. She was born on December 22, 1928, to Vernon Lewis and Ruth Lewis (Handley) on the family homestead north of Guymon, Oklahoma in Texas County. Betty married Loyde Myrl Wilkerson on December 30, 1945, in Garden City, Kansas. He preceded her in death on November 9, 2014, after 68 years of marriage. She was the proud mother of one son, Rodger and two daughters, Lynda and Carolyn. Betty worked for the Turpin Grocery in the 1950’s and was the Cafeteria Manager for the Turpin School for 24 years retiring in 1989. She was a wonderful cook and will forever be remembered for her cinnamon rolls, pies, chocolate chip cookies, and the best fried chicken. Two daughters, Lynda Baylor and husband, David of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Carolyn Henness and husband, Gary of Turpin, Oklahoma, daughter-in-law, Paula Wilkerson Seven grandchildren, Kari Jones (Willis), Lisa Babcock (Chuck), Jill Weaver (Wendell), Lia Roberts (Brian), Brady Baylor (Lynnette), Luke Henness (Ruthie), and Josh Henness (Kristin), Sixteen great grandchildren, and Six great great grand children She was preceded in death by Her husband,Loyde Myrl Wilkerson son, Rodger Wilkerson Sisters, Neva Hoffman, Mildred Mahley, Arlene Ivey, Margaret Burrows, and Dorothy Moore Brothers, Edward Lewis and Bill Lewis, and One infant grandson, Ryan Henness Visitation will be from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM on Friday, April 8, 2022, at the Hornung Family Funeral Home. The family will be present from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM to receive friends. Funeral Services will be at 10:30 AM on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at the Turpin Methodist Church, 202 S. Lee, Turpin, Oklahoma. Graveside Service to follow at the Independence Cemetery in Turpin, Oklahoma. Memorial Donations suggest to Turpin United Methodist Church in care of Hornung Family Funeral Home, 1212 W. 2nd Street, Liberal, Kansas Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hornungfuneralhome.com Hornung Family Funeral Home, 1212 W. 2nd Street, Liberal, Kansas
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Visitation

Friday, April 8, 2022

11:00am - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Hornung Family Funeral Home

1212 W 2nd St, Liberal, KS 67901

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Independence Cemetery

, Turpin, OK 73950

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