Betty Lou Oldham

January 07, 2020

Betty Lou (Crutcher) Oldham was born to Lucian and Gertie Crutcher on July 25, 1926, and she was called to her heavenly Father on Sunday, December 29, 2019. Betty was 93 years old and the youngest of six children.

She married the love of her life, J. Bob Oldham on May 3, 1946. They enjoyed 73 happily married years. To this union, two children were born, Gary Lynn and Nancy Diane. Betty was a devoted wife, mother and nana. Mom was an influential woman in her children’s lives.

As a team, Betty and Bob worked together on farms in Cedar and Dade counties. They enjoyed raising cattle and farming until they retired and moved to Greenfield and later Stockton to be closer to their daughter.

Betty worked many years at the Dade County Nursing Home as Activity Director and Social Director.

Betty dearly loved her Lord and attended the Mt. Olive Christian Church. In their young marriage, Betty and Bob were baptized together in Greenfield, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Gary; her siblings: Pearl Morrison, Edward (Buster) Crutcher, Gertrude Barrow, Floyd Crutcher and Evelyn Whitley. Her survivors include her devoted husband, J. Bob; daughter, Nancy Divine and Ron; grandchildren: J. Brock Divine and Amanda; Brandy Divine Yarnell and Bruce; Christine Oldham Jones and Dustin; and Robert Oldham. Great-grandchildren are Cole Johnson, Maddox McNamara, Cate and Avery Divine.

Mom will be missed by a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and their families. She will be missed by neighbors, friends and staff at Stockton Nursing Home, who gave her loving and excellent care.

Funeral services, under care and direction of Bland-Brumbeck Funeral Home, Stockton, Missouri, were held Friday, January 3, 2020 at the Stockton Christian Church with burial in Greenfield Cemetery, Greenfield, Missouri.