Wynona Henshaw © Muskogee Daily Phoenix and Times-Democrat
October 18, 2005
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre
TAHLEQUAH, OK- Funeral services for Wynona Henshaw, age 87, will be held on Tuesday, October 18th, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the Park Hill Baptist Church with Reverend John Lee officiating. Internment will follow at Tahlequah City Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah.
Wynona Henshaw was born on May 30th, 1918 in Tahlequah, OK to Lindsey and Madlene (Triplett) Wilkerson. Her family later moved to Pawhuska and Wynona graduated from high school there. On March 20th, 1940, she married the love of her life Homer Henshaw in Pawhuska, OK. To this loving union three sons and one daughter were born. The family has called the Tahlequah area home since 1943. When she wasn't busy tending to her home and family, Wynona attended Home Extension, Women‚s Missionary Union, taught Sunday School at Crescent Valley Baptist Church, and worked for the American Diabetes Association. She was a gifted cook and loved to travel and sew. Trips to the Bluegrass Festival were a particular favorite. A loving wife, mother, and great-grandmother, time spent with her family was very special to Wynona. She was a devoted Christian who led by example, she was a member of the Park Hill Baptist Church. A true friend to many, she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Those preceding Wynona in death include her mother, a son and daughter, Ronald Henshaw and Carol Ann Dotson, one sister, Billie Ferguson, and a brother John Evert Triplett.
Those left to cherish her memory include her beloved husband of 65 years, Homer, two loving sons, Donald "Butch" Henshaw of Tahlequah, OK, and Robert and Peggy Henshaw of Tulsa, OK. three sisters and two brothers, Estelle Cooper of Ft Gibson, OK, Sam Triplett of Tahlequah, Mary Rogers of Hulbert, OK, Edward and Jacqueline Triplett of Marble Hill, MO, and Sally and Steve Foster of Bristow, OK., five adored grandchildren, Lana and Doug Melton of Oklahoma City, OK, Leslie and Joe Bridges of Tahlequah, OK, Lance Henshaw of Phoenix, AZ, Carrie Jo and Gary Willis of Tahlequah, OK, and Amanda Henshaw of Tulsa, OK, 11 great grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends and loved ones.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720.
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