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Betty Jo Sloan

Betty Jo Sloan went home to be with her Lord and Savior on the evening of March 9, 2008 after a valiantly fought battle with cancer. She was born on February 17, 1927 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to Jess and Gertrude Crossland. She graduated from Muskogee High School, then spent her career at Nelson Electric until her retirement. Betty was married to Jim Frank Sloan for 52 years. They made their home a gathering place for their loved ones. Betty was a loving mother to her two children, daughter Donna J. Cagle, and her son, Joe Wayne Ewing. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and her beloved son. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Frank, daughter, Donna, six loving grandchildren, Christopher Cooper (Camille), Betty Rose (Ron), Tara Ewing (Josh), Clinton Ewing, Jason Ewing, and Travis Ohls (Brandy), nine great grandchildren, Chelsea, Drew, Lindsey (Michael), Rachel (Jacob), Shelby, Tim, Michael, Justyse and Ian. Betty is also survived by one sister, May Royce, two brothers, Jerry Crossland (Willeen) and Thomas Crossland, and many nieces and nephews. Betty Jo Sloan will be missed and remembered for her kind and giving heart. Her unwavering faith is an inspiration to all who were blessed to have known her. A very special thanks to Hospice for all their care and support. Services will be held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at the Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel in Muskogee. Mr. Jim Waller will officiate. Friends may visit the funeral home from 1-8 P.M. on Tuesday and the family will be present to receive friends from 1-3. Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee. Online condolences may be sent at