Patricia Gale Henderson, a former resident of Tulsa died Feb. 10th, 2020 in Barling, Ark., at the age of 84. She was born March 27, 1935 in Henryetta to Samuel Jackson Henderson and Stella Elizabeth (Copeland) Henderson. Patricia, known as Pat, Tricia, and Rish graduated from Henryetta High School in 1953. She received her nursing degree from the University of Oklahoma and worked as a surgical nurse for several years. Leaving the nursing profession, she became secretary to the president of Amaco Oil Co. She served in this capacity until her retirement and then continued in the word processing department until her retirement from Amaco. Needing something to keep her occupied, she began another career with Red Crown Credit Union where she remained until finally retiring for good.
She was a member of the Desk & Derrick, which was made up of ladies of the oil industry. She was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir for many years.
She is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Shelma Henderson Sowers Shaw, Ramona Henderson Sill, and a brother, Carl Henderson, also by Jerry Shaw.
Survivors include nephews, Kent Sowers and wife Lori of Norman, Alan Sowers and wife Janet of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Craig Henderson and wife Karen of Oklahoma City, Brian Henderson of Oklahoma City, Mark Sills of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Nieces, Amy Henderson of Oklahoma City, Pamela Sills Chambers and husband David of Houston, Texas, further survived by, Tom Shaw and family, two grand nephews, four grand nieces, and three great grand nieces.
Viewing for Patricia will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13 at Integrity Funeral Service.
Pallbearers will be Alan Sowers, Kent Sowers, Justin Sowers, Craig Henderson, Brian Henderson, and Caden Henderson.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at First United Methodist Church, 1212 Lake Road, Henryetta with Rev. Kyle Clark, officiating. Interment will follow in Westlawn Cemetery under direction of Integrity Funeral Service.