Betty Dennis, 1939 - 2018
Betty Dennis, aged 78, died peacefully on Aug. 23, 2018, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa surrounded by her family. Betty was born on Friday, Dec. 21, 1939, in the Russell community, 16 miles west of Mangum, Oklahoma; the daughter of William Riley and Icy Thompson. Betty was the youngest of seven siblings. Dugan, Alvrie, Ollie, Jack, and Billye Joe Thompson and Nellie Putman.
Betty grew up on two farms in that community, and went to Centralvue School at Russell through 1957, where she met Virgil Glen Dennis. Betty and Glen married in June of 1957 and moved to Edmond, where Glen attended college.
Betty and Glen lived many places in their married life in order to follow Glen’s businesses. In each of these places, Betty made lifelong and lasting friendships. Betty became a nurse in 1969, attending day and night courses at a Tulsa college to complete her nursing degree.
During her time as a nurse in the Tulsa area, she served patients at the St. Francis, Sapulpa and Osteopathic hospitals. She was passionate about her career and caring for others in their times of need.
Glen and Betty lived in Fairfield Bay from May of 1988 through March of 2006 where Glen Dennis was the Edward Jones Investment representative.
After living in Fairfield Bay, Arkansas; Betty and Glen moved back to Tulsa in April 2006 to retire, be close to family and medical care. Betty’s deepest desire was to get her health back on track for she and Glen to live out their lives doing the Lord’s work, and spend time with her children and grandchildren.
Betty, a member of the Church of Christ, was a woman of God, and studied his Word intently.
She showered love on all of those around her, namely her husband Glen whom she loved and respected deeply; and her children and grandchildren.
Betty is mother to Gary Glen Dennis, married to Paula; and Debbie Denise Young, married to Tim. She has five grandchildren, Kyle Dennis, Katie (Dennis) Monsour, Emily Dennis, Jessica (Young) Risenhoover and Jordan (Young) Wilson; and two great grandchildren, Lee Monsour and Burns Risenhoover; all of whom she loved and cherished.
Services for Betty were held in the Chapel at The Park Church of Christ at 11000 E 96th Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133. A graveside service was held at the Bristow City Cemetery, located at the Bristow City Park at 3:30 p.m.