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Betty Irene LeFlore (Lucas)

June 18, 1935 - May 26, 2022

Funeral Service for Betty Irene (Lucas) LeFlore, 86, of Vian, Oklahoma will be at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Blackgum Baptist Church in Vian, Oklahoma. Burial will follow at Box Cemetery in Vian, Oklahoma under the direction of Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Service, Inc.

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Funeral Service for Betty Irene (Lucas) LeFlore, 86, of Vian, Oklahoma will be at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Blackgum Baptist Church in Vian, Oklahoma. Burial will follow at Box Cemetery in Vian, Oklahoma under the direction of Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Service, Inc.

Betty Irene (Lucas) LeFlore was called home to be with her Lord on May 26, 2022 in Vian, Oklahoma. She was born on June 18, 1935 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to John and Fannie (Johnston) Lucas. She married Rommie LeFlore on March 27, 1958 in McAlester, Oklahoma and they were married 57 years. He preceded her in death on January 29, 2015.

Betty grew up and spent most of her younger years at Bowers Baptist Church where she accepted Christ at 7 years of age. In 1953 she graduated from Wilburton High School. Following graduation she entered Oklahoma Baptist Hospital (O.B.H.) School of Nursing and became a Registered Nurse. She spent 45 years in the nursing profession and truly felt she was God called to be a nurse. She retired from nursing in 2001. She has been a member of Blackgum Baptist Church for the past 52 years, where she served over 20 years as a church clerk, sang in the choir, was active in “Women on Missions,” taught numerous classes, worked in “Vacation Bible School” and church camps.

One of the highlights of Betty’s life was when the Lord allowed her to go on a Mission trip to Malawi, Africa in 1999. From 2001 – 2008 she was active in the Sequoyah County Jail Ministry to the female inmates.

Survivors are:

2 daughters, Michaele Cole and Bill of Purcell, OK and DeShonne Haworth and Ed of Tahlequah, OK;

2 sons, Dirk LeFlore of Atlanta, GA and Rafe LeFlore of Blackgum, OK;

7 grandchildren, Seth Cole and Krystel, Alex Cole, Lydia Cole, Bracie Haworth, Hannah Haworth, LaKeesha LeFlore and Kyndal LeFlore;

2 great-grandsons, Cole Coble and Braxton Coble;

2 sisters, LaDawn Jones of Fort Gibson, OK and Helen Caldwell and Cody of Tahlequah, OK;

and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rommie LeFlore; one grandson, Sean Cole; her parents; one sister, Frances Richmond; three brothers, David Lucas, Charles Lucas and Tommy Lucas; one sister-in-law, Jan Lucas; and two brothers-in-law, Paul Jones and Joe Paul Richmond.

Active Pallbearers will be her nephews.

Viewing will be Noon – 8 PM Thursday and 10 AM – 8 PM Friday at Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Home in Sallisaw, OK where the family will greet 6 – 8 PM Friday.

Memorials may be made to East Central Association Campgrounds, The Gideon’s, or Home or Foreign Missions.