Reed-Culver Funeral Home

117 West Delaware Street, Tahlequah, OK


Betty Jean Wolfe

November 19, 1927January 2, 2020

Funeral services for Betty Jean Padgett-Wolfe will be conducted on Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Mulberry Church in Stilwell, OK with Brother Gil Hooper officiating. Her family will receive visitors on Monday, January 6th, 2020 at Reed-Culver Funeral Home in Tahlequah, OK beginning at 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM. She will be laid to rest with her family at Mulberry Cemetery in Stilwell following her services. Online condolences for her family may be left at www.reedculver.com.

Pallbearers for Betty include all of her beloved family.

Betty Jean Padgett-Wolfe was born on Saturday, November 19th, 1927, the daughter of Perry Padgett and Lucy (Rider) Duck, in Adair County, OK. She grew up with three brothers and four sisters, Roy , Wilson, Nicky, Eva, Narci, Wilma, and Jacqueline. She attended school at Chilocco Indian School in Newkirk, OK, and then decided to raise her family. She was the proud mother of Gordon, Michael, Darwin, Barbara and Donna. She was the best mother and grandmother you could ever find. Her hands were never idle, and she made the most beautiful quilts with intricate patterns. Every family member received many cherished quilts. She spent hours in her garden, enjoying the fresh air. She kept her house ready for anyone needing a meal, or just a cup of coffee, the door was always open. She was a devout Christian, who loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and a lifetime member of Mulberry Baptist Church .She read her Bible often and loved to sing the old gospel favorites. She was a dedicated prayer warrior, and a blessing to all those around her. She was so proud of her Cherokee Heritage and a fluent Cherokee speaker.There was the twinkle in her eye and the way she laughed or told a joke that made her so much fun to be around. Her most prized treasure on earth was her family, there was never a time when gathering them all together wasn’t the best time in the world for her. When her grandchildren came along, there were five of the most loved and adored people ever running in her yard. Her great grandchildren also had the undying love and pride of Grandma Betty. The Lord called this wonderful daughter, mother, grandmother and great grandmother home from all her labors on Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 in Tahlequah, OK with her loved ones gathered close to her side. She was 92 years old. She is preceded in death by her mother, father, grandparents, son Gordon Wolfe and his wife, Jodi, and son-in-law, Lewis Flynn, three brothers, Roy, Wilson, and Nicky Johnson, and four sisters, Eva Johnson, Narci Lee Johnson, Wilma Brown, and Jackie Branch. Those left to celebrate this wonderful woman’s life include her children, Michael Dale Wolfe and wife Elaine of Tahlequah, OK, Darwin Kal Wolfe of Stilwell, Barbara Renee Flynn of Stilwell, and Donna Wolfe of Tahlequah. She leaves five grandchildren, Jillian Wolfe of Tahlequah, Anthony Wolfe of Pryor, LeAnn Green of Tahlequah, Nick Summers of Tahlequah, and Jason Summers also of Tahlequah. She lives on in her 12 great grandchildren, Gage Girty, Landen Girty, Jake Girty, Shelby Whittington, Chris Green, Hannah Wolfe, Autumn Summers, Ellie Summers, Gunner Summers, Lela Summers, Jaylee Summers, and Macy Minnix , as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends and loved ones, and church family far too numerous to mention.


  • Visitation Monday, January 6, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 7, 2020


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Darwin Wolfe

January 7, 2020

Someone I know who is very dear to me went to heaven recently, her struggles in this life are over and she found victory in Jesus early in her life, her struggles took one leg and part of her mind, but she was still very intelligent at age 92, today she is walking the streets of gold with two good legs, singing with dear loved one's she had lost over the years, talking philosophy with the great saints of the Bible looking at all the pretty flowers and the wonders of Heaven, but most of all she is being held by her Lord and savoir Jesus Christ and she is being told well done my good and faithful servant and has entered the pearly Gates of Heaven, she fought the good fight and won, she is my mother and I am very proud of her, I Love you Mom, I always told her we were going to walk through the pearly Gates together, when she went through I hope she thought of me.

Donna Wolfe

January 6, 2020

My amazing, wonderful mother! She was strong, loving, funny, smart and much loved by her family and her Savior. I have many many good memories of her, through tough times and good times. She was a precious gift to our family. Her time in heaven has begun ❤️❤️

Jillian Wolfe

January 6, 2020

I have several memories with my Grandma Betty. First of all, she was the best grandma in the world. I remember her reading the Bible to me each and every night. And her praying after reading the Bible were at least 45 minutes long. She prayed for everyone and everything. She showed me true love, unconditional love, God’s love. It’s because of her that I know what Jesus did for us. He died on the cross for our sins so that we could live for eternity in Heaven with Him. I know I will see her again in Heaven. I thank God for making her my Grandma and for making her my children’s Great Grandma. And I am thankful for love she showed all of us. I know she is in a better place and is joyful. I know Gordie is showing her around and I know she is sitting with God and Jesus and her siblings rejoicing!

Kathy Webb (Johnson)

January 5, 2020

My daddy, Wilson, was aunt Bettys brother. I have several memories of running to hide from Danny and Mike and her scolding them to be easy with us girls. My favorite was going to quilt at the church listening to the woman talk Cherokee and me pretending to know what they are saying but my very favorite memory is that of Aunt Betty, Aunt Jackie, momma , Granny and us kids walking to church at Mulberry. All os us was laughing and squealing all the way there and all the way back.