Dr. Betty J. Ipock, age 84, passed away on December 29, 2014 at the Grove Nursing Center in Grove, Oklahoma. Betty was born on August 15, 1930 in Clinton, Missouri. She was the daughter of Alfred E. and Beryl (Starks) Dickman. Betty attended high school in Marshfield, Missouri. She earned a Diploma in Nursing from St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing in Kansas City, Missouri, then later a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from Drury College, Springfield, Missouri; a Master's Degree in Psychiatric Nursing from the University of Oklahoma; and a Doctor's Degree in Nursing and Psychology from Oklahoma State University. Betty held many various positions in nursing. She was Director of Nursing at Carlsbad Memorial Hospital, Carlsbad New Mexico before marring Curtis L. Ipock in December of 1951 then moving to Oklahoma. Betty was a nursing supervisor at Miami Baptist Hospital in Miami; established and ran Moccasin Bend Ranch in Miami; served on the staff at Lafayette House in Joplin, Missouri; taught nursing at N.E.O. A&M College in Miami; served as Director of the Department of Nursing at Missouri Southern State University, she also taught nursing at Crowder College in Neosho and for Northeast Area Vo-Tech school. Betty had established the Court Appointed Special Advocates Program for the 13th Judicial District. She volunteered at the Christian Medical Clinic, she had ran a mass immunization clinic for the Homeland Security and worked for FEMA counseling flood survivors in the Miami Oklahoma area. Betty was a 63 year member of the Eastern Stars, and a member of Grove First United Methodist Church. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and two brothers Ronald E. Dickman and Alfred E. Dickman. She is survived by her three sons; Daniel L. Ipock and his wife Sonya of Miami, Oklahoma, Matthew L. Ipock and his wife Pat of Wyandotte, Oklahoma and Lance A. Ipock and his wife Cindy of Alabama, and one brother James Dickman of New Mexico. Betty was blessed with five grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 2, 2015 at Grove United Methodist Church with Reverend Randy Hamill officiating. Friends and family may leave online condolences by viewing Betty's obituary at www.ellisfuneralhome.com. Services have been entrusted to Ellis Family Funeral Home, Grove, Oklahoma.
First United Methodist Church of Grove