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Betty Jo Starbuck

April 26, 1940 ~ May 10, 2018 (age 78)

Betty Jo Starbuck, 78, of Oklahoma City passed from this life May 10, 2018. She was born April 26, 1940 to Roy and Mabel Gilbreath (Layhay) in Boswell, Oklahoma.

Betty Jo grew up and lived in Oklahoma City and worked at the Snug Lounge for about 50 years total. She knew almost everyone in the neighborhood and always had someone at her house for coffee and chatting. Her front porch was always open to anyone who needed someone to talk to or to hang out with. When she wasn’t at home, you could probably bet that she was at the casino. Going to Newcastle Casino was one of her favorite hobbies and she enjoyed spending time there with family and friends. She also loved the OU Sooners and enjoyed routing for the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Dallas Cowboys.

Betty Jo’s greatest joy was spending time with her family and her very best friends, Sherry, Angie, Susie, Bertha, and Virginia. She loved going to cookouts with family and friends and spoiled all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also loved and spoiled her 2 dogs, Boomer and Cooper. Betty Jo will be forever missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Carl O. Caudle; son, Jack Patton; brothers, Ed Gilbreath, Tommy Gilbreath, Jimmy Gilbreath and Charles Gilbreath; and sister, Elizabeth Harp.

Survivors include her sons, Randy Gilbreath and wife Diana of Oklahoma City, Billy Mason of Oklahoma City, Leon Patton and wife Charity of Midwest City, and Roy Cook and wife Sherry of Blanchard; grandchildren, Michael Tennyson, Jimmy Tennyson, Randall Gilbreath, Kevin Lee, Tyler Cook, Austin Cook, Kirsten Patton, Savannah Thompson, Cheyenne Culpepper, Jack Patton, Jordan Scull, and Brittany Garcia; great-grandchildren, Jourdan Tennyson, Brian Tennyson, Jace Tennyson, Kenlyn Merkey, Jacob Tennyson, Charles Gilbreath, Jonathon Lee Gilbreath, Faith Lee Gilbreath , Silas Thompson, Cheyenne Lee, Adrian Lee, Hunter Kelly, Olivia Lee, Landin Garcia, Liliana Scull, Ivy Ramirez, and Angel Ramirez; brother, Bobby Gilbreath; she is also survived by a host of loving nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.

The family would like to express sincere appreciation to Excell Hospice for the great care they provided to the family during this difficult time.

Visitation for Betty Jo is 4:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.,  Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Moore Funeral and Cremation, 400 SE 19th St. Moore, OK 73160. The service is 2:00p.m., Wednesday, May 16, 2018, also at Moore Funeral and Cremation. Condolences may be shared at

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