Betty Ruth Pharaoh "Mimi" died October 9, 2019 in Oklahoma City, at the age of 82 years 7 months 2 days. Gravesite services are scheduled for 2:00 PM, Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Lexington Cemetery with Reverend Wayne Brown officiating, entrusted to the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service.
Betty was born March 7, 1937 in Wynnewood, Oklahoma to Carnie Ellis and Ruth (McCafferty) Barnes. The family moved from Wynnewood to Pauls Valley where her twin siblings, Bonnie and Carnie were born. Betty graduated from Pauls Valley Schools in 1955. That same year, she married Jimmie T. Pharaoh in Gainsville, Texas. They both continued their education, attending 2 years of business school. Betty was an amazing seamstress and enjoyed sewing, arts and crafts. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, and has been all over the world. Hawaii was her favorite. Betty loved to learn and enjoyed taking classes, she also enjoyed interior design. When her children were growing up, Betty was active in the PTA, serving as president, a home-room mother, and assisted with the Blue-birds. She had an amazing sense of humor and over all a good and generous person. Betty’s family came first and she loved spending time with them. She was a "Mimi" to all.
Betty is preceded in death by her parents, Carnie and Ruth Barnes; her husband, Jimmie T. Pharaoh; and her sister, Bonnie Faye Barnes. Survivors include her son, Jimmie Nick Pharaoh and wife, Susan of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; her daughter, Shannon May and husband, Shannon of Oklahoma City; her brothers, Carnie Barnes of Oklahoma City; her grandchildren, Joshua Pharaoh, Jacquelyn Pharaoh, Starr Shay May; great grandchildren, Wyatt Pharaoh, Mackenzie Pharaoh; and many other relatives and friends.