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JERNIGAN, Betty (Baker)

Friday, January 19, 2007

Jernigan, Betty Baker Funeral service for Betty Baker Jernigan, age 80, of Chickasha, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2007, in the Epworth United Methodist Church in Chickasha, OK. Mrs. Jernigan was born the daughter of John W. Baker and Kathryn Jeffress Baker on January 31, 1926, in Chickasha. She died on January 19, 2007, in Chickasha. She married her husband of 57 years, Ernest D. Jernigan, on June 16, 1946. After their marriage, she lived in various places as she followed her husband's career in the Air Force.

She eventually returned to Chickasha in 1974. She was preceded in death by her husband, E.D. Jernigan, her parents and one sister, Barbara Guidera. Survivors include son & wife, Robert Charles & Donna Jernigan; grandson, Mark Jernigan; granddaughter, Lara Jernigan; son & wife, John Franklin & Judith Jernigan; granddaughter & husband, Kathrine & Jon Kopec; granddaughters, Sarah and Elizabeth Jernigan; one great-grandson, Zachary Kopec; one niece; and one nephew. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of the McRay Funeral Home in Chickasha, OK. Memorial contributions may be made to the Betty B. Jernigan Scholarship Fund at U.S.A.O. The family will be greeting friends at the funeral home from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday evening during visitation hours. The casket will be closed at the service.