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1929 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
March 20, 1929 - Dec. 4, 2017 OKLAHOMA CITY Betty Jean Shields Wayman passed away Dec. 4, 2017, in Bethany, OK at the age of 88. Family Visitation will be on Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Resurrection Free Methodist Church. Funeral services will be on Friday, Dec. 8 at 12 noon at the Resurrection Free Methodist Church, 6000 N. MacArthur in OKC. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Hugh & Betty Wayman Ministerial Scholarship fund, c/o Free Methodist Foundation, 8050 Spring Arbor Rd, Spring Arbor, MI 49283. Betty was born March 20, 1929, on a farm near Sand Creek, the second of three daughters of Joseph Lambert Shields and Mildred Lowe Shields. Betty married Hugh D. Wayman on June 6, 1947, in Enid, recently celebrating their 70th anniversary, and were blessed with five children. She was a writer, artist, soloist and taught all ages of people from the youngest children to adults. An avid reader, she was known for her witty and informed observations. She was a lifelong Free Methodist and a Deaconess, serving the church in many capacities. Betty volunteered for 50 years as a charter member of the Auxiliary of Deaconess Hospital, serving as a volunteer chaplain. Co-laborers for 41 years in ministry in the Free Methodist Church, Betty and Hugh pastored churches in Oklahoma as well as serving as Oklahoma's Conference Superintendent for 15 years. Those churches were: Green Valley, Bethel, Midwest City, Sallisaw, Wright Memorial and OKC First Church. Betty was preceded in death by her parents and her two sisters, Mable Shields Cook and Doris Shields Whatley. Betty is survived by her husband, Hugh; and her five children: Jeannette (Frank) Meitz, of Florida; Dennis (Cheryl) Wayman, of California; Joy (Mike) Wilson, of Washington; Danny (Melissa) Wayman, of Oklahoma; and Dale (Karyn) Wayman, of Indiana. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends who will all miss her. To share a memory or a condolence, please visit www.mercer-adams.com www.mercer-adams.com
Published in The Oklahoman on Dec. 6, 2017
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