Betty Montice Phipps, 83, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at her home in Grove.

She was a homemaker. She also worked as a telephone switchboard operator, theater ticket sales and in the pharmaceutical industry when she was young in Kansas City, where she met her future husband, Frank.

She loved her family and was loved by everyone that met her. 

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Phipps, her sister, Judy Burks, and her brother, Ron Brown. 

She is survived by her sister, Wilma Reid and her husband Jack; her son, Frank; her daughters Glenda Durland and her husband Brian, and Janet Howell; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

No formal services are planned. Arrangements were under the direction of Butler-Stumpff & Dyer Funeral Home, Crematory & Cemetery, Tulsa.