Barbara Darlene Pursifull

Barbara Darlene Pursifull

1932 – 2023

Barbara Darlene Pursifull, 90, of Edmond, passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2023, at her home at The Veraden Senior Living Facility surrounded by her loving family.

Barbara was born December 1, 1932, in Martha, Oklahoma, to William Otis and Katie (Read) Lankford. She graduated from Altus High School and moved to Oklahoma City to work in public relations for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. Barbara married her one true love, Charles Robert Pursifull, on September 28, 1963. They made a home in Austin, Texas for seven years and then moved back to Oklahoma to reside in Edmond. Barbara went to work for Edmond Public Schools as a special education teaching assistant, where she made a difference for children  and gained a different perspective on life. Barbara was a member of New Covenant United Methodist and First United Methodist Churches, and she lived out her strong faith daily. She and Charley moved to The Veraden in 2017, and they spent their final years being well-cared-for and living it up with a great group of folks! Barbara loved the dear friends she made throughout her lifetime deeply…all of you. We know she sends you a “Boomer Sooner” from heaven.

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two sisters, three brothers, and several other precious family members and dear friends. She is survived by daughter Robye Kay and husband Kevin Jackson, daughter Pamela and husband Brian Wood, grandchildren Andrew, Phillip, Felicia, John, Christian, Jessica, Jenny and Jaci Kay, great grandsons Ashton and Jaxon, and numerous nieces, nephews, precious family members and beloved friends.

Public visitation will be held Friday, August 4, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Matthews Funeral Home.

Services will be held Saturday, August 5, 2023, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Matthews Funeral Home Chapel. Interment is to be held Monday, August 7, 2023, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Billings Union Cemetery in Billings, Oklahoma located on Yearling Road.

We will be live streaming this service in an effort to accommodate those people that wish to attend but are not able to.  To watch the service CLICK HERE to go to our YouTube page. Click on ‘Videos’, then ‘Live Streams’.

2 thoughts on “Barbara Darlene Pursifull”

  1. Maureen Pursifull Ehret

    So sure she is with my first cousin, Charles Robert, or as Aunt Esther would call him, Charley Bob. We are thinking of all of you at this time. It sounds like she had a life well lived. God Bless All Of You.

  2. Dona;d Lankford

    My sister and I were very close. We talked frequently together. We especially enjoyed talking about the University of Oklahoma Men’s football and Women’s Softball team. Our hearts and prayers are with our family at this time of our shared loss.
    Boomer Sooner Barbara, my sister, my friend, I will miss you dearly!
    Donnie Lankford

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