- Ada, Oklahoma

November 20, 2012


The Ada News


Services for Betty Ann (Elizabeth) Rooker, 88, are 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Westside Church of Christ, 726 McGee, Norman, Burial follows at Dale Cemetery, Dale.  

Mrs. Rooker died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Norman.  She was born Feb. 25, 1924, in Shawnee to Irene and Leo Gully.

She attended Jefferson School and graduated in 1941 from Shawnee High School, where she represented the senior calss in the basketball queen contest. She attended Texas State College for Women and Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee.

She worked at J.C. Penney and sold War Bonds before marrying Billy R. Rooker Aug. 12, 1944. They spent a year in Kingman and Douglas, Ariz. before moving to Miami, Fla., in 1945.

For 16 years while her sons were in school she worked in the PTA, holding every office from president to reporter.   She was also a Cub Scout den mother.  

She moved to Ada in 1971 where she was a member of Central Church of Christ.

She moved to Norman after her huband's death June 22, 2008. She is a member of Westside Church of Christ.

Survivors include  three sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce and Becky Rooker, Norman, Richard and Samantha Rooker, Jacksonville, Fla., and Douglas and Mona Rooker, Deland, Fla.; grandchildren, Suzanne and Caroline Rooker, Cory Rooker, Tausha Ford, Lexi Moran, Joshua and Matthew Rooker; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Wanda Green, Norman,  and Michaela Hooper and her husband Paul, Tuttle; sisters-in-law Betty Dinkins, Shawnee, Marcille Hinkle and her husband Armond, St. Louis, Mo., and Shirley Steehler, and her husband Ted, Tuscon, Ariz.; and many nieces and nephews and their children.

Walker Funeral Services, Shawnee