Funeral services for Betty Rose (Tiblow) George, 82, of Tulsa, were held Monday, October 5, 2015 at Southeast Baptist Church in Tulsa, OK. Pastor Ival Robinson and Bill Bender officiated and burial was in Floral Haven Cemetery in Broken Arrow, OK. Casket bearers were Mark George, Cord Bender, Charlie George, Jake Irwin and Andrew Irwin. Honorary casket bearers were Kenny Irwin and Mack McCauley.
Betty was born December 29, 1932 in Sperry, OK to Charles and Nora (Gibson) Tiblow. She passed away October 1, 2015 in Tulsa, OK.
Betty, the oldest of nine children, had a beautiful smile and a tender hug to show her love and support to all her family and friends. Betty was a great communicator who connected with everyone she met. Her loving ways was possibly placed inside her from her great-great grandfather, Chief “Shooting Star” Tecumseh. She always had us on her mind. If you were traveling to visit, she was always on the phone checking on your destination, making sure you were safe. Mainly, it was so she would be at the door when you arrived. This motherly trait was greatly missed after many years struggling with Alzheimer’s but it will never be forgotten. Betty was a loving wife to her husband Lloyd of 64 years, who is a WWII veteran. Their wedding was like you would see in a magazine, and she was a gorgeous bride. She retired as a nurse’s assistant at St. John Medical Center after 35 years, where she was able to take care of so many. Betty loved going to the Ladies’ Retreat at Southeast Baptist Church, where she was member. She enjoyed getting together with her high school chums, going to garage sales and painting classes. The paintings she created will always remind us of that great talent for years to come. Betty loved watching movies, reading books, stuffed animals, and birds. Betty liked talking on the phone and you never saw her without her little pink phone. If she couldn’t be with you in person she definitely would be on the phone calling. She volunteered at her church making calls to first time visitors, or checking to see if someone needed prayers. Her talent for making calls may have been perfected while working at the telephone company in Tulsa as a switchboard operator. In her 82 years, Betty led a wonderful life with her family always on her mind and very close to her heart. Her contagious love for those around her is seen greatly through her children and grandchildren. As a woman who found it in her heart to serve others before she served herself, she defined the true meaning of what it meant to be a part of a family. As someone who understood the concept of counting your blessing and to always to remember to give thanks, Betty is the epitome of a loving mother and grandmother. She will be missed but never forgotten and her legacy will live on through her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Lloyd George of Tulsa; children, David George of White Oak, Richard George and wife Joyce of Tulsa, Charlene McCauley and husband Mack of Georgetown, TX, and Cynthia Irwin and husband Kenny of The Woodlands, TX; grandchildren, Charles George (US Army) and wife Roxanne, Joe George, Roseanna George, Celene George, Mark George and wife Lisa, Andrew Irwin, and Jake Irwin; great-grandchildren, Andrew Rice, Jamie Sun-Eagle George, Anastashia George, Kristen George, Samantha George, Victoria George, Cadence George, Joe George, Nolan Talton, Nalcica Talton, and Taryn George; one great-great grandchild; sisters, Frances Leonard, Judy Duty, Monty Eason, and Mary Sisk; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Nora Tiblow; brothers, Charles Tiblow and Sam Tiblow; Norma Remington and Linda Tiblow.