Betty Oliver, 73, of Prairie Grove, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, January 29, 2022, at the Washington Regional Hospital in Fayetteville.
Betty was born on June 9, 1948, in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Monty and Juanita Stanley. She was married to Larry Oliver and was a homemaker. She loved to cook and bake, and hosted Sunday dinners for her family and whoever else wanted to stop by. She was very crafty, having a special talent for making quilts. Her family remembers her as a perfect grandma. She hosted movie nights, made every holiday memorable, played video games, and loved gardening flowers, especially tulips. She loved drinking coffee, tea, and Pepsi. She passed her skills in quilting, crocheting and knitting afghans, and canning to her children and grandchildren, and her family will remember her through the time and love she put into the quilts she made for them.
She is survived by two sons, Kenneth Lee Oliver and wife Rosetta of West Fork, AR and Shiloh Oliver of Fayetteville, AR; three daughters, Angela Carrol Thurman of Houston, TX, Gayla Darlene LeMeilleur of Lincoln, AR, and Lori Ann Mikel and husband Jay of Gravette, AR; three brothers Jerry Stanley of Tulsa, OK, Richard Stanley of Prairie Grove, AR and Robert Stanley of Midlothian, TX; one sister, Carrol McCoy and husband Dale of Oklahoma City, OK; ten grandchildren, Ashton Jarvis, Derrick Chandler, London Oliver, Titus Oliver, Morgan Wilmoth, Logan Wilmoth, Madison Mikel, Jayson Mikel, Bryson Mikel, and Carson Mikel; twelve great-grandchildren, and many other loved ones.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, brother Mitchell Stanley, and sister Joyce Friend.
Visitation will be held at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home on Monday, February 7, 2022, from 10:00am until 2:00pm. The funeral service will follow immediately at 2:00pm, Monday, February 7, 2022. Pastor Tyler Watson will officiate the service. At a later date, the family will gather for the burial of Betty’s cremains.