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Betty Lee Garver Johnston

Betty Lee Garver Johnston, age 88, of Octavia, Oklahoma passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017 in Mena.

Betty was born in Big Springs, Texas on January 16, 1929 to the late Earl Garver and the late Versia Moore Garver. She was married to the late Atha Johnston and was a loving homemaker. Betty also worked at Renova and was a teacher’s aide for many years. Betty had a special gift of playing the piano, she began playing at the age of three. She enjoyed her dogs, sewing, crocheting, and knitting. Betty was a member of the Octavia Baptist Church and played the piano for about 40 years. She was a dedicated and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister and friend to all. Betty will be dearly missed.

She is survived by son, Delano Johnston and wife Brenda of Octavia, Oklahoma; daughter, Diana Toon and husband Arla of Watson, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Jarrod Johnston, Darrin Toon, Kevin Toon, and Brent Toon; sister, Dorothy Crager; 15 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Atha, a brother Billy Garver and grandson Kenney Toon.

Graveside service will be Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Octavia Cemetery with Brother Ed Rogers officiating under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Pallbearers will be Jarrod Johnston, Darrin Toon, Kevin Toon, Brent Toon, Dustin Toon, and Keaton Toon.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mason Toon, Chris Toon, and Ryan Toon.

Arrangements were made under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

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