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Betty V. Hays

September 24, 1944 August 17, 2019
Betty V. Hays
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Betty Virginia (Millhollin) Hays, 74-year-old lifetime Vinita resident, passed away Saturday, August 17, 2019 at her home. She was born September 24, 1944 to John Wesley and Eugenia Ethel (Rouse) Millhollin in Vinita, Oklahoma. Betty graduated from Northeast Oklahoma A&M at the top of her class as a registered nurse, and worked for Eastern State Hospital from the time she was 18 until she retired. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, Yatzee and the poker machine, fishing and visiting, and playing Dominos with her grandsons. Betty was a member of Church on the Lake of Ketchum.
She is preceded in death by her parents, and one great-grandchild, Cadeau Odell Long.
The family includes: her children, John Randall Smith and wife Sherry, and Shelley Lile and husband Dane, all of Vinita; grandchildren Luke Lile and wife Melissa, Lake Lile, John Wesley Smith and girlfriend Kasey Grizzard, Krista Long and husband Justin; great-grandchildren Raegan Adele and Addison Blayke Long, Sadie Rae and Kanie Jae Smith, Elizabeth Mae, Annebella Sue, and Remington Dane Lile.
The family will receive friends from 6pm – 8pm Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Burckhalter-Highsmith Funeral Chapel. The Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m at Log Cabin Ministeries, with Tommy and Mary McGlasson officiating. Interment will follow at Carselowey Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Joe Armstrong, Rick Andrews, Mike Brady, Tim Johnson, Eric Riddle, Carl Nall, and William Boyd. Online condolences can be made at or on our Facebook page. Arrangements are under the care of the Burckhalter-Highsmith Funeral and Cremation Services of Vinita.

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6:00 PM 8/20/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8/20/2019 8:00:00 PM
Burckhalter-Highsmith Chapel

201 N Wilson
Vinita, , OK 74301

Burckhalter-Highsmith Chapel
201 N Wilson Vinita, 74301 OK
United States

Celebration of Life




2:00 PM 8/21/2019 2:00:00 PM
Log Cabin Ministries

442445 E 330 Rd
Vinita, Oklahoma 74301

Log Cabin Ministries
442445 E 330 Rd Vinita 74301 Oklahoma
United States

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Carselowey Cemetery Final Resting Place

Vinita, OK 74301
33515 S 4430 Rd
Vinita, OK 74301

Vinita, OK 74301 Vinita 74301 OK
United States

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