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Betty Jean Raulston

Funeral for Betty Jean Raulston, 92, Lawton, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at Central Baptist Church of Lawton, with Brad Allen officiating.

Mrs. Raulston passed away Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at a Lawton care center.

Burial will be at Highland Cemetery.

Betty was born March 8, 1925, in Mangum, to Gene and Ida Greer. She grew up in Mangum, where she graduated and met the love of her life, Jack E. Raulston. After they were married they moved to Visalia, Calif., where she was a piano teacher. They moved to Lawton in 1954 and opened Raulston Furniture where she was the vice president and secretary.

Betty enjoyed going to work, but most of all spending time with family as a parent and grandparent. Betty attended Central Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher for the "College and Career" class for many years. She started the American Diabetes Association in 1971 in Lawton. She was also a member of Public Education of Oklahoma, Opera Guild, Lawton Philharmonic, Retail Merchants Association, Oklahoma State Textbook Committee, the Oklahoma Council on Economic Education, and the Lawton Chamber of Commerce.

She is survived by her daughter, Terri and husband Toby Hill of Snyder; son, Tommy and wife Jane Raulston of Laramie, Wyo.; two granddaughters: Megan and husband Richard Adamson Jr. of Moore, and Tabitha Raulston of Laramie; her siblings: Martha and husband Jack Catherwood, of Jackson, Miss.; and Susie Lamie, of South Elgin, Ill.; sister-in-law, Billye Greer, of Mangum; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents: Gene and Ida Greer; infant daughter, Beverly Jane; her brother, Bill Greer; and great-granddaughter, Prestyn Reese Adamson.

Special visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Alzheimer's Association.

An online guest book and sympathy cards are available at

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