January 9, 1933 - July 14, 2021
Betty Jean Blasingame, age 88, of Nowata, Oklahoma, died on July 14, 2021. Betty was born January 9, 1933, to parents James Thomas Cunningham and Alfa Mae (Baker) Cunningham in Jay, Oklahoma. Betty had a 3rd grade education in Jay, Oklahoma, but taught herself how to read, write, and crochet. Betty was a bartender as well as a nurse’s aide. Betty married William Lewis “Hoppy” Hopkins on April 1, of 1947, Betty married Everett “Scoop” Cooper on May 25, 1960, and would later meet Lloyd Larkin “Bud” Blasingame in the mid 60’s. Betty and Lloyd “Bud” were married on September 17, 1982, and they were together until his death in March of 1986. Betty enjoyed crocheting, cross word puzzles, and most of all her family. Betty is preceded in death by her brothers: Charlie Cunningham, John Cunningham, Junior Cunningham, and Dick (Harold) Cunningham, her sisters: Bonnie Culver, Nina Lane and Anna Belle Jeffries, her daughter: Seedy (Helen) Hopkins, her stepson: Junior Everett Lee Cooper, her son in law: Kenny Shelton, her daughter in law: Nancy Hopkins, her honorary son: Kenneth Michael (Bones) Jones, and great grandson: Phil Dilldine. She is survived by her children: Turner (William Douglas) Hopkins of Eucha, OK, Dave (David Gene) Hopkins of Eucha, OK, Joann Shelton of Claremore, OK, Sandy (Sandra) Maggard and her husband Bob Maggard of Nowata, OK, and her stepdaughter: Starla Cooper, and her honorary daughter, Jeanette Jones. As well as a multitude of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other family and friends. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making memorial donations to any no-kill animal shelter, as this was very close to Betty’s heart.
Betty Jean Blasingame, age 88, of Nowata, Oklahoma, died on July 14, 2021. Betty was born January 9, 1933, to parents James Thomas Cunningham and Alfa Mae (Baker) Cunningham in Jay, Oklahoma. Betty had a 3rd grade education in Jay, Oklahoma,... View Obituary & Service Information
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