Hattie Custer

Hattie Mae Custer

1926 – 2023

Hattie Mae (Burditt) Custer, 97, went to be with the Lord on September 22, 2023 at her home in Edmond, Oklahoma. 

Hattie was born February 28, 1926 to John Grant Burditt and Olive Burditt in the Surprise community of Beaver County. Hattie was the youngest of six children. She attended Surprise School until the eighth grade.  She then attended Beaver High School and was active in the school band so she could go to all the ball games.

Upon graduation from high school, on June 9th, 1945, she married J.W. Custer of Balko.  The couple proceeded to set up housekeeping and began farming in the Logan community.  Hattie was active in all the activities of farm life, including cooking for harvest hands. The couple raised two sons, Wendell and Tom, who both graduated from Beaver High School.

Hattie was a life-long member of the Mountain View Baptist Church. During her younger days, she raised boys and was very active in her church. Hattie taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, and enjoyed church dinners, revivals, and singing in the choir with her life-long friends Lucille Meyer and Elda Jacobs. Hattie and J.W. enjoyed dinners with friends playing cards and dominoes.

In the late 1970’s, Hattie became a dedicated and accomplished BeautiControl consultant. She proudly “shared” BeautiControl cosmetics with the hundreds of women in the Tri-State area and counted each one as a friend.  She won numerous cars and awards through her 40 years working with BeautiControl.

Hattie also enjoyed traveling to various countries with her sister Florence.  Together they visited England, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Greece, and Brazil.

After the passing of J.W., Hattie moved to Edmond in 1994 to be closer to her sons and grandchildren.  She became a member of the First Baptist Church of Edmond and continued to share her BeautiControl products and make new friends.

Hattie is survived by her son Wendell of Cushing, son Tom and his wife Cheryl of Oklahoma City, grandchildren J.W. Custer and wife Courtney of Tulsa, Sara Custer of London, England, Jacob Custer and wife Nicole of Oklahoma City, and Michael Custer of Norman, as well as two great-granddaughters Hattie Craig Custer and Davis Bru Custer of Tulsa, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Hattie was preceded in death by her mother and father, her husband, J.W. and infant daughter Emma Jean, daughter-in-law Susan Custer, and siblings Herbert Burditt, Edna Walters, Florence Brady, Palma Koschke, and Bob Burditt.

In lieu of flowers the family would like donations be made to the Mountain View Cemetery Association. Checks can be mailed to 149999 EW 22 Road, Beaver, Oklahoma 73932.

Graveside services will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 2, 2023 at Mountain View Cemetery, Hollow N1470, Laverne, OK 73848. Located at the corner of NS 147 Road and EW 28 Road.

4 thoughts on “Hattie Custer”

  1. What a precious Aunt. Her and my mom talked Beauticontrol all the time. Love and prayers to Wendell and Tom

  2. Bonnie Rodosta

    I loved Hattie May. She was a hoot.She and Judy would make me laugh in Church, then I would have to go set by my Mom and Dad, but they would act so innocent. She loved everyone.Prayers for the family

  3. Sending our deepest heartfelt sympathy to Wendell & Tom & the entire family. What an incredible life lived by Mrs. Custer. We’ve been blessed by the friendship of the Custer family for over 50 years . Praying for peace & comfort for all .
    Kris & Denise Kinzie

  4. O'Leen Bennett

    I loved Hattie Mae also! She was such sweet person! I was one of her Beauticontrol consultants & went to Dallas to a convention w/her back in the late 80’s! She was a hoot! So sorry to hear of her passing.😢

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