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Betty (Ross) Hightower

March 3, 1940 — August 17, 2022

Graveside service for Betty (Ross) Hightower, 82, formerly of Sallisaw, Oklahoma will be at 11:00 AM on Monday, August 22, 2022 at Akins Cemetery in Sallisaw, Oklahoma under the direction of Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Service, Inc.

She was born on March 3, 1940 in Sallisaw, Oklahoma to Neva (Denney) Ross and George Ross and passed away on August 17, 2022 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was married to John Leroy Hightower on December 5, 1959 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death on September 28, 2021. Mrs. Hightower was a lineworker and forklift operator at Zebco Reels.

Survivors are:

1 daughter: Pam Ivey and Jim of Tulsa, OK;

1 son: John Hightower Jr. and Sandra of Tulsa, OK;

5 grandchildren: Nick Ivey and Susana, Zack Ivey , Skylar Hightower, Lexi Beachamp and Lucas Kinion;

4 great grandchildren: Elaina, Jordan, Sophia and Alex;

1 sister: Wanda June Umbarger of Tulsa, OK;

2 brothers: Danny Ross of Sallisaw, OK and Jimmy Ross of Tulsa, OK;

several nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and 1 son: Jerry Dale Hightower.

Viewing will be 1 – 6 pm Saturday and 2 – 8 pm Sunday at Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Home in Sallisaw where the family will greet 3 – 5 pm Sunday.

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