Feb. 12, 1928 – Feb. 27, 2018 OKLAHOMA CITY Betty Jean Ware, daughter of Roy Melvin and Ruby Lenore Lumpkin Ware Thomas, was born Feb. 12, 1928. After her father’s death, she was raised by her mother and maternal grandparents, Harvey N. and Pearl Hart Lumpkin. She never married, but dedicated herself to a life of service to others through her nursing profession. Betty had a master’s degree in nursing administration from the University of Colorado. She taught as Associate Professor of Nursing at SNU until her retirement in 1993. She previously was a Nursing Educator at O.B.U. and O.U. She worked in several positions, culminating as Director of Nursing Service at Baptist Hospital in 1973. Her closest relatives are Dr. & Mrs. Robert Morgan, of OKC. She leaves many close friends. Viewing will be Monday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. with family present 6-8 p.m. at Mercer-Adams. The Funeral Services are set for Tuesday, March 6, 11 a.m. at Mercer-Adams Chapel, 3925 N. Asbury, Bethany, OK, with interment in Altus, OK. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Betty Ware endowed nursing scholarship at SNU.
Source: Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) – Monday, March 5, 2018