The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

October 4, 2012

Betty M. Henderson

Published 10-4-12

Enid News and Eagle

ENID — Funeral service for Betty M. Henderson, 88, of Enid, will be 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at Ladusau-Evans Chapel, with Rev. Lynford Becker and Rev. Thomas House officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.

Betty was born Oct. 18, 1923, in Atchison, Kan., to Raymond and Virginia Peterson Phillips and passed away Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center.

She attended and graduated from Atchison High School in 1942.

She married Ronald Henderson July 22, 1943, in Atchison, Kan. He passed away March 13, 2011.

They moved to Enid in 1967 from Muskogee, Okla.

Betty worked as a manager for the Gift Box for several years. She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. She was a longtime volunteer at Integris Bass Baptist Health Center.

Betty enjoyed walking at the mall, meeting with her coffee group every morning, and as an avid gardener, she took great pride taking care of her flowers and her yard.

Betty enjoyed traveling with her husband to horse shows and rodeos until Ron’s health no longer allowed them to travel.

Betty was a devoted loving wife, mother and grandmother, who loved spending time with her family and always had their best interest at heart.

Survivors include two daughters, Vicki Jeffery and husband Paul, and Sheila Healy and husband Pat, all of Enid; and eight grandchildren, Matt Jeffery and wife Sara of Albuquerque, N.M., Trish Healy of Oklahoma City, Okla., Tim Healy and wife Deanna of Edmond, Okla., Kim Crawford of Tahlequah, Okla., and Rhonda, Todd, Aaron and Chad Henderson of Las Vegas, Nev.

Betty was also preceded in death by her son, Ronnie; sister, Virginia Christie; and brother, Raymond “Sonny” Phillips.

Memorials may be made to OMRF, cancer or Parkinson’s division, with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home serving as custodian of the funds.

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(Submitted by family)