Betty Ruth Austin, 89, of Apache, Oklahoma, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2018, in Lawton, Betty was born July 22, 1929, in rural Apache. She was the eighth of nine children born to M. Clyde and Myrtle Aldridge.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 22, 2018, at 2:00 P.M. at the First Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Caleb McDowell officiating and Rev. Bud Jones assisting. Burial will follow at the Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Crews Funeral Home.
Betty attended Broxton schools. She married Lawrence Alvie Austin on May 15, 1948, in Apache. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, working crossword puzzles, and reading her cookbooks. Most of all, she loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Betty gave her heart to the Lord many years ago, setting an example for us to follow. This world has lost a true prayer warrior. She faithfully attended the First Pentecostal Holiness Church of Apache until her health declined.
Survivors include her children: Mick and Doris Austin, Michael and Carla Austin, Carolyn Jane and Greg Featherston, Les Austin, Janet and Greg Stallings, and Lana and Charles Barnett, all of Apache; 16 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 8 great great-grandchildren; brother, Roy Aldridge of Apache; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 59 years; parents; four brothers, including her twin brother, Billy Joe Aldridge; and three sisters.
Online condolences can be made to the family at www.crewsfh.com.