Betty Jane Eby, 82, of Duncan, OK, passed away on January 13, 2020, in Marlow after a long illness. She was born May 18, 1937, in Hartshorne to Gerald Ward “G.W.” and Nancy Ellen (Green) West.
Betty was raised in Norman and graduated from Norman High School in 1955. While in high school, Betty was a homecoming queen attendant and was voted the yearbook’s Trail Queen. She attended the University of Oklahoma where she met Frank Kent Eby. They were married on February 22, 1958. After moving to Duncan, Kent passed away on October 20, 1969, leaving Betty to raise their children. She stayed active in several organizations, including Girl Scouts, Stephens County Genealogy Library, and Civic Capers. She worked for several years at LaHacienda Gift Shop before owning and operating Bed and Bath Collection for five years.
Betty loved meeting and talking to people. She was always ready and willing to give advice to anyone she thought needed it! She was an active member of the West Side Christian Church and the First Christian Church of Duncan. She was also a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a lifelong O.U. fan.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kent; and brothers, Jack and George West. Betty is survived by her children: Lynn Eby Roof and husband, Woody, of Weatherford, Lori Eby Harris of Norman, Marcus Eby of Edmond, and step-daughter, Pamela Mattson of Denver, CO; as well as ten grandchildren. She also leaves behind brothers, Gerald and William West, and special friend, Paul Moore.
A memorial service honoring Betty will be held at the First Christian Church in Duncan on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at 11:00A.M. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home.
Memorial donations can be made to Camp Trivera at camp.gswestok.org, a new camp opening Fall, 2020, sponsored by Girl Scouts.
Online condolences can be made to the family at www.whittfh.com.
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