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Betty (Yancey) Risley

May 17, 1952 — March 31, 2022

Graveside Service for Betty Risley, 69, of Vian, Oklahoma will be at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at Box Cemetery in Vian, Oklahoma under the direction of Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Service, Inc.

She was born on May 17, 1952 in Muldrow, Oklahoma to Iva Ray (Dyer) Yancey and Charles Edward Yancey and passed away on March 31, 2022 in Vian, Oklahoma. She was married to Carmal Risley on December 31, 1980 in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Betty loved being surrounded by her family. She enjoyed dancing, karaoke, crocheting and learning new things. She was full of life and enjoyed giving her family a hard time by arguing with them, which was her way of showing love. Betty could grow any plant imaginable. She tended to her garden just as she did her life, which was well.

Survivors are:

Husband, Carmal of the home;

2 Daughters, Tanya Johnson and Ronnie Allen of Sallisaw, OK and Kristie Mowery and Britt of El Reno, OK;

1 Son, Zackery Risley of Vian, OK;

Mother, Iva Ray Yancey of Vian, OK;

4 Grandchildren;

1 Sister, Patricia Rose and Jim of Vian, OK;

and a host of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by one son, Terry Charles Biggerstaff; and her father.

Viewing will be 8 AM – 8 PM Monday at Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Home in Sallisaw, OK where the family will greet 6 – 8 PM.

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