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Betty Joe Tatum

October 31, 1933 — April 9, 2016

Betty Joe Tatum went to be with her Lord, Saturday April 9, 2016 at her home with her loving family by her side. Betty was born October 31, 1933 in Pawnee, Oklahoma to Arthur and Faye Alta (Lockwood) Brien, she was raised and schooled in Pawnee graduating from Pawnee High School. Betty married Albert Junior Tatum on September 28, 1951 in Arkansas, Kansas the happy couple were married 52 years before Albert passed in 2003. Betty lived all her life in Pawnee working as a waitress at Jaynes Cafe and as a seamstress for Munsingwear.  Betty Jo was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she will be missed by all who knew her. Betty Joe leaves to cherish her memories, one son; Ricky Joe Tatum and one daughter; Brenda Kay Gates, two sisters; Rosa Lee Jestes and Roberta Tucker, and one brother Lynn Brien, five grandchildren; Jeff Tatum and wife Carrie, Chance Tatum and wife Brooke, Rikki Tatum, Shane Gates and Tysa Way and husband Jay, thirteen great grandchildren; Ricky, Lexie, and Cason Tatum, Taylor and Charlie Tatum, Blaine, Bailey, and Aiden Gates, Zoey, Paisley, Wyatt, Greyson, and Sadie Way, numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Betty was preceded in death by her parents and husband of 52 years Albert Junior Tatum, five brothers and two sisters. Services are Wednesday 2:00 P.M. April 13, 2016 in the Poteet Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Michael Brien officiating, internment will follow in the Highland Cemetery Pawnee. Services were entrusted to the Poteet Funeral Home and Cremation Services friends can leave a memory for the family at

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

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Highland Cemetery

, Pawnee, OK 74058

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