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Place of Birth:
Abington, Pennsylvania
Place of Death:
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Retired Arby's Cashier
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Elizabeth "Betty" Chelf

Elizabeth "Betty" Chelf was born in Abington, Pennsylvania on July 31, 1946 to Charles and Elizabeth Ford. She passed away May 31, 2016 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Betty was a mother, grandmother, granny, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many. She never met a stranger and her fun, adventurous spirit was contagious. She loved the outdoors and spent much of her time going on walks and enjoying her flowers from her swing. She rarely turned down a chance to go on a road trip. Whether it was visiting the grandkids in Texas, family in Pennsylvania, or craft shows with a friend. She loved to GO! The Sand Springs Lake was a favorite spot of hers. She enjoyed walking around the small lake or sitting in her car on Sunday morning listening to the country Gospel station for her "church time". One of her favorite things was to spend time with her daughter and grandkids. She loved being with her family and rarely missed a school program, dance recital, or wrestling match. She was always ready to meet for lunch, go to the zoo with her great grandkids, or just hang out last minute. She didn't miss opportunities to spend time with those she loved. She spent a lot of time on the phone with her distant loved ones. She was so great at keeping in touch. "Hot Rod Granny" became a nickname after her love for fast cars and races. She was called "Grandma Betty" and "Aunt Betty" by not only family but others who adored her and were treated as family. Her presence, laughter and joy for life will be deeply missed.

Betty is survived by her husband: Charles Chelf; son: Ronald Surber; daughter: Teresa Bagwill and husband Bobby; granddaughter: Alexis Campbell and husband Matthew; grandson: Jacob Bagwill and wife Brittany; step-daughter: Lucy and husband Gene Fultz; step-grandkids: Jessica, Chester and Julie Fultz and Taylor Fultz; great grandchildren: Zander, Truston and Josiah Campbell, Ryder and Sawyer Bagwill; step great grandkids: Gary, Chad, Ashley, Brandon, Nicole, Emily and Chase Fultz; siblings: Charles Ford, Clarence Ford, Frederick Ford, Florence Hatcher, Linda White, James Ford, Ed Ford and George Ford; eight nephews; eight nieces and a host of other family and friends.

Flowers may be sent to St. Andrews Lutheran Church on Friday, June 10, 2016.

Service Information

Time: 10-Jun-2016 11:00 a.m.
Location: St. Andrews Lutheran
Address: 3210 South 113th West Avenue Sand Springs, Oklahoma


Tracy Ford
You will be missed Dearly Aunt Betty!! Miss your laugh already!! So glad most of you got to visit PA last year! Thinking of all of you on my Dads Side of our family! xo
Meshelle and Jack Rainwater
You will be missed by many. We love you.
Martha Bagwill
You were my best friend and I will surely miss talking and running around with you , also sharing our Love for our kids. Love forever.
Victoria Dillon
You are loved n will be missed
Alexis Campbell
We miss and love you grandma!
Lucy Fultz
We love and miss you!!!!! RIP
Wilma Thresher Adams
So Sorry for your loss. I could always count on Betty coming to our craft booth when we were at Crosspoint Church in Prattville and visiting. She was excited about going with the family to Branson. Betty was a long time friend!
Marva Oliver
So Sorry for your loss Teresa.
The Kuykendalls
Prayers and love for the family of this sweet woman. -Cody and Lindsey Kuykendall
The Steele's
Our hearts and prayers go out to your whole family. Love you, Mark, Kathy, Kelly, Kate and Ryan and Paul.
Cara & Ron poyndexter
Our dear friend Betty we will truly miss you Cara & Ron Poyndexter
Rick and Kay Blevins
It was a honor and pleasure to work with Betty at Arby's. Always had a smile and always made you laugh. You will be missed.
chester fultz
I will always love and miss grandma betty she was my only true grandma I will miss her very much
Rhonda Schexnider
I am so sad for your family. Grandma Betty was truly one of the sweetest ladies I know. I am glad it is not "goodbye" but "see ya later" because we know we will see her again in Heaven. I am praying for peace for you all and that God wraps His arms around you and comforts you. ??