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Betty Power Earnest
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Obituary for Betty Power Earnest

Betty Power Earnest died November 17, 2017 at the age of 88. Betty Anne Power was born May 16, 1929 in Durant, OK to Lloyd and Mary Hagood Power. Lloyd was a school administrator and Mary was a homemaker. Betty graduated from Durant High School and then attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree. She met her future husband, Carol Wayne Earnest, in college. They married April 7, 1950. Betty and Wayne had two children, Sidney Carol and Kevin Michael.

The family moved to Walters, OK where Betty taught music and third grade, and Wayne was principal. For better job opportunities they moved to the Oklahoma City area in 1958.

Betty taught kindergarten at Spencer Elementary for over thirty years. She also led the school choir for several years. She used her creativity and musical talent to give hundreds of Spencer-area children a positive start in school. She was also a proud member of Spencer United Methodist Church for 59 years, serving as substitute organist and pianist for several years. She was a talented pianist and seamstress. She enjoyed playing piano, sewing, gardening, traveling, raising cats, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents and beloved husband, Dr. Wayne Earnest.
She is survived by her wonderful younger sisters and their husbands; Jane and Frank Vanderbilt of Houston, TX and Peggy and F.E. Fields of Oklahoma City, OK; daughter, Sidney Earnest Ford and her husband Ken of Oklahoma City, OK; son, Mike Earnest of Bixby, OK; grandchildren, Kevin Ford and his partner Riley, Taloa Earnest of Tulsa, OK and great-grandson, Thomas Wayne Ford as well as many terrific nieces and nephews.

The family is grateful for special friends, Mary H., Janelle L., Erlene J. and Pastor Nancy. They are also very appreciative of the caring staff at Blue Ridge Place in Midwest City, OK.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 1:00 PM, Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Spencer United Methodist Church in Spencer, OK. Interment will follow at Arlington Memory Gardens Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers, please make donations to Spencer United Methodist Church.


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Funeral Service

Tuesday

28

Nov

1:00 PM
Spencer United Methodist Church

8714 N.E. 52nd Street
Spencer, Oklahoma 73084

Cemetery Details

Location

Arlington Memory Gardens

3400 N Midwest Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73141


Memorial Contribution

Spencer United Methodist Church

8714 N.E. 52nd Street
Spencer, Oklahoma 73084
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