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2800 N Van Buren
Enid, OK 73703
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Betty Handley

Betty Lafitte Handley (Bush)

Tuesday, December 29th, 1931 - Friday, April 5th, 2019
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A celebration of life for Betty Poplin Lafitte Handley will be 4:00p.m., Friday, April 12, 2019 at Ladusau-Evans Chapel with Rev. Jim Edmison officiating. Cremation services are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.

Betty Poplin Lafitte Handley was born on December 29, 1931 and went to be with her Lord and family on April 5, 2019. She was married to Howard Poplin, and together they had two children Cheryl and Stephen. Later she married Bill Lafitte and had one daughter Kerry. She married Earl Handley on December 29, 2012. She was a dedicated mother and “Mamaw” and was loved by many. Her home was open to all, and she raised many nieces and nephews in addition to her children.

In her heyday, Betty loved to go fishing and camping. She liked to travel and took many trips with her husband Bill, her brother Danny and his wife Barb, and her niece Vyrone and her husband Wayne. She liked to dance and was a member of a square dancing club. She also enjoyed watching her kids and grandkids play sports. Her favorite dogs were dachshunds, and she was the proud owner of many throughout her life.

In later years, she had fun getting dressed up for culinary adventures,
shopping trips, or outings to the casino with her family. Above all, she delighted in laughing, joking, and visiting with family and friends. Seeing her grandchildren and great-grandchildren always made her face light up. She was playful, funny, witty, kind, and unconditionally loving. She had a cute and mischievous smile, was an excellent yodeler, fixed the best pumpkin pie and noodles, and gave the most amazing hugs. She will be extraordinarily missed, and the world is less bright without her.

She is survived by husband and caretaker Earl Handley; children Cheryl and Joe Wanzer, Stephen and Brenda Poplin, and Kerry Hill; grandchildren Kindra Sloan, Lynsie Hodges, Jennifer Kasper, Shane Poplin, Destiny Poplin, Dakota Poplin, Morgan Hill, and Connor Hill; six great grandchildren; brother Frankie Bush; and sister-in-law and close friend Barbra Bush.

Memorials can be made to Furever Friends or the Enid SPCA with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home serving as custodian of the funds. Condolences may be made and services viewed at .
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    Friday, April 12th, 2019 | 4:00pm
    Friday, April 12th, 2019 4:00pm
    Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home
    2800 N Van Buren
    Enid, OK 73703
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Verna Froese

Posted at 01:07pm
Stephen, I'm loving reading the special memories of those who knew your mother. Sounds like a wonderful and caring woman. My sympathies to you and your family.
Verna Froese

Kindra Sloan

Posted at 10:18pm
Mamaw was so cute, feisty, and fun for a grandma. Whether she was trying a new hairstyle, sporting a bright pedicure and a toe ring, or teasing her nurses and telling them her name was February, she always made me smile and warmed my heart. I just loved being around her. She and I had a special bond. Whenever we had to say goodbye, we'd hug and each whisper, "You're my favorite." She always told me, "You can have anything you want, and you can do anything you want to." She made me feel like the best, most special person in the world, and I hope I did the same. I don't have the words to describe how much I love her and will miss her.

Lynsie Hodges

Posted at 09:55pm
Mamaw was giving, honest, and a wonderful listener. She believed more in me than I did myself. I loved when we would get tickled over something, and we would keep laughing just hearing the other one laugh, for minutes at a time. Her laugh was contagious. Her eyes would light up when she saw Reece and Rhett which always made my heart melt. She loved them so much. She was the best Mamaw I could ever ask for, and I'm so thankful for all the years we had her here.

Karen Diener

Posted at 11:46am
I will always remember Betty as a beautiful lady inside & out, Very loving & caring, her home was open to anyone, where I spent a great deal of time during my teen years. My sympathy & prayers to her loving family!

Cheryl Wanzer

Posted at 08:50pm

My mom was a great example of a devoted and loving mother. We kids always knew we were the most important things in her life. She stayed up many nights taking care of us when we were sick. I had many friends throughout the years that told me they wished they had a mother like mine

She showed me how to be kind and forgiving. She led me to accept Jesus as my Savior at an early age.

As I became an adult, she not only was my mother but my best friend. We shared so many good times and a lot of laughter.

Some things my mom taught me are:
How to care for others
How to sacrifice for your children
How to make delicious pecan pie and
How to leave NOTHING on a chicken bone!

I will miss her deeply but I know she is happy and well and I will be with her again someday.

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