A celebration of life for Claremore resident, Betty Marlene Mayberry Dover will be Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Rice Funeral Home in Claremore, 631 East Will Rogers Boulevard, Claremore, Oklahoma 74017.
Marlene graduated from this life to Heaven on Friday, October 2, 2020 in Grove, after a brief illness. She was 88 years of age.
Marlene was born August 8, 1932 to John Ovid Mayberry and Ocie Elizabeth Denbo Mayberry. She grew up in Claremore, attended the University of Oklahoma and married her high school sweetheart Kyle Eudell Dover.
Marlene had Rheumatic Fever as a child which damaged her heart. She had open heart surgery in 1967 in Houston, Texas, performed by the two doctors that invented the surgery, Dr. Denton Cooley and Dr. Michael DeBakey. This instilled a quest for knowledge about how to improve one’s health by natural measures. She studied and joined many health focused companies including Shaklee, Mannatech, Young Living, and Morinda, Inc. It was a passion to help others with their health challenges.
Marlene was a prayer warrior. She enjoyed studying the Bible and talking about her love for Jesus to her friends and family. She and her prayer partners, Icel Bartel and Virginia Rogers, led many people to the Lord.
Marlene loved her family and delighted in her children, John Owen Dover, Jerry Eudell Dover, and Janelle Marlene Dover Hankinson.
Marlene was preceded in death by her spouse of 65 years, Kyle Eudell Dover. Her son John Owen Dover, parents Ovid and Ocie Mayberry, sister Marcellette Lovine, and Mother-in-Law, Lois Mae Dover.
She is survived by her son and daughter in-in-law, Jerry and Debbie Dover of Southwest City, Missouri; daughter and son-in-law, Janelle and David Hankinson of Claremore, Oklahoma; daughter-in-law, Jody Dover of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Sister-in-law, Analila Dover of Seattle, Washington.
She is survived by 11 Grandchildren: Jennifer (Camron) Ayers, Joshua Dover, Jamie Dover, Chad Stevenson, Jonathan (Kelli) Cunningham, Justin (Hailee) Dover, Jeremiah (Gwen) Dover, Tyler (Falycia) Hankinson, Brent (Amber) Beachly, Logan Hankinson, and Hayley Hankinson.
She is also survived by 17 Great Grandchildren: Caleb (Chloe) Ayers, Corey and Cyler Ayers, Olivia Wopart, Emily and Jett Stevenson, McKayla, Lilli and Kaden Cunningham, Dellora and Jovee Dover, Avy and Connor Hankinson, Gavin, Brady, Lane and Azzlyn Beachly,
She also leaves her sister, Marie Cline, and Many nieces and nephews, brothers, Ray, and Roy,
Children rise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: Proverbs 31:28
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