On Wednesday, August 8, 2018, Betty Jo Phelps awoke in her heavenly home surrounded by those whom she loved, who had preceded her in death. Betty started this life on December 24, 1934 in Kilgore, Texas. She was the daughter of Jack and Lillie Powell. Betty grew up in Okmulgee, OK and was a graduate of Okmulgee High School. Betty met her beloved husband, Cliff Phelps, at a church revival where she was playing the organ. Betty and Cliff were married on April 24, 1955. Their union was blessed with 5 children: Patricia Ann, Clifton Earl, Donna Marie, Michael David and Pamela Kay.
Cliff and Betty were early entrepreneurs determined to build a future for their family. In 1974 they established Mountain View Meat Company in Stilwell, OK. Over the course of forty years, five kids, seventeen grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren, Mountain View has grown into a thriving business distributing their famous Hot Links nationwide.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Cliff; her parents, Jack and Lillie Powell and Brothers, Jack and John Powell. Betty leaves behind a wonderful heritage and legacy in her five children; Patricia Miller and husband Stacy of Stilwell, OK, Clifton Phelps and wife Beth of Hominy, OK, Donna Bailey and husband Gary of Stilwell, OK, Michael Phelps and wife Kayla of Stilwell, OK, Pamela Lawrence and husband Larry of Stilwell, OK; seventeen grandchildren and twenty-four great grandchildren. Betty was greatly loved and will be deeply missed by her sister, Pat Riley and husband Keith of Eagle Grove, Iowa.
Betty loved the Lord and she loved her family.
“Her children rise up, and call her blessed.” Proverbs 31:28
Funeral services will be held 10 am Friday, August 10, 2018 at Hart Memorial Chapel with Bro. Bob Ely, Bro. Clifton Phelps and Keith Riley officiating. Interment will follow at Stilwell City Cemetery under the care and direction of Hart Funeral Home of Stilwell. Online condolences can be made at hartfuneralhome.net.
So sorry to hear of your sweet mother's passing but she leaves such a wonderful heritage. It was a privilege to know her and to have been acquainted with both your parents. Those are wonderful memories that we will always count as a special blessing!
John and Mona (Kester) BrewerSalem, MO
Your mother and dad meant so much to me growing up in the Broken Arrow Assembly of God church. My mom and dad are rejoicing with Cliff and Betty in heaven as they did at church. Mom helped raise all of you as she worked in the nursery at church. I hope you realize how special your family has been to us. I enjoyed stopping by Mountain View when I was traveling for work and getting the chance to talk with Cliff and Betty again. Thinking of all of you during this time. Look forward to stopping by again in the future to enjoy some more great steaks and hot links.
Dannie SawyerBroken Arrow, OK
So sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet mother. She was a wonderful lady who always gave her best to everyone. Loved her family and everyone she knew. She’s now in the best hands ever and looking out for everyone. A precious Angel amongst us! Love to all and our deepest sympathy!🙏
Beverly & Billy PorterMansfield, TX
So sorry for your loss. Our prayers for you and your family. Great memories from Okmulgee. Wishing God's blessings for you and your family during this time of loss.
Ruth JonesLouisville, KY
I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a great lady, she will be so missed. Praying that God give you strength and comfort to go through this time of sadness. (Mike your mom was a awesome lady I will miss her) God bless the Phelps family as heaven has gained a wonderful angle.
Dixie BurnettVIAN, OK
I am so sorry for your loss, your Mother will be missed by all.
Heaven gained a awesome angel. My prayers are with all of the family. (Mike, i really enjoyed knowing your mother and will always have good memories of her) God with comfort you all in this time of sadness and sorrow. God Bless
Dixie BurnettVIAN, OK