Betty Sue Page
Betty Sue Whitekiller Page was born on November 6, 1936 to William Geet and Lena (Hadley) Whitekiller in Hulbert, Oklahoma. Betty attended Wagoner Public Schools and graduated from Wagoner High School in 1955. Betty married her football homecoming king, Jesse Page, on June 11, 1955. Betty lived a magnificent life and took wonderful care of Jesse for the last years of his life. Now, they will celebrate their 64th year of marriage reunited in Heaven with Jesus and loved ones. Betty Page chose to go to her Heavenly Homecoming on Christmas Eve, December 24th, 2019 and gave Jesse Page the 'best Christmas present' ever.
Betty Page was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Page and her 5 siblings: sister, Opal King and Brothers Bobby, William "Sonny", Chris and Calvin Whitekiller; and granddaughter, Avery Page.
Betty spent the majority of her life loving and caring for her family while Jesse pursued a successful coaching and teaching career in secondary education. Their journey together led them to towns like Shidler, Kingfisher, and Enid before coming back home to Wagoner in 1967. After a few years, Betty decided to pursue a teaching degree at the age of 36 in Tahlequah at Northeastern State University. Her Cherokee determination led her to graduate from NSU with a Bachelor's Degree in Special Education. She then went on to teach in the Wagoner and Okay public schools.
Betty Page loved God, Jesse Page, her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren unconditionally. She spent her spare time playing golf with husband and family. Jesse and Betty absolutely loved playing golf together and would also take their RV camping to Oklahoma's state parks. After they both had retired, Jesse and Betty found a vacation getaway spot in Douglas, Arizona for months of golfing and warmth.
Betty was active in the community and attended First Baptist Church in Wagoner for over 45 years. Jesse and Betty could also be found watching their beloved Wagoner Bulldogs at a football or baseball game every week. Their love and compassion for each other was immeasurable. Betty's legacy as a Mother, Wife, "Granny, Mrs. and friend will continue through her children: daughter, Joy Essary and husband, Mark: son, Brent Page and wife, Amy; son, Ja Page and wife, Holly; son, Jon Page and wife, Kerry. Her loving grandchildren; Steven Essary and wife, Megan; Erin DeGarmo and husband, Paul; Jessica Page and fiancée', Donny; Tanner Page and wife, Casey; Garrett Page and wife, Lauren; Danielle Page and Evan Page; Cale Eidson; Chandler and Trey Dunlap; and Dakota Page. Her amazing great grandchildren; Phoenix, Hadley, Maddox, McKenna and Paislee.
The family will host a public viewing on Friday, December 27th, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 pm at Mallett Funeral Home in Wagoner. Funeral service will be held at the First Baptist Church in Wagoner on Saturday, December 28th at 10:00 am. Interment will be held at Elmwood Cemetery in Wagoner.
Published on December 26, 2019


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Bobbie Perceful
Dec 27, 2019
Betty was the sweetest lady I have ever known. I enjoyed playing golf with her even though she was a lot better golfer than I was.
Sylvia O. Bailey
Dec 26, 2019
You were the sweetest person when you were in school. I loved coming from Muskogee to visit on the weekends you, your brother and all of our other friends going to the movies on Saturday Night. Those are wonderful memories. I will always remember you. Goodbye Betty.