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Esther Ireta Elliott Henderson
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Birth: Mar. 7, 1919
Payne County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Oct. 22, 2010
Pawnee County
Oklahoma, USA

Wife of Clarence Woodrow Husted
Hiram T. Henderson

Daughter of James William "Bud" and Etta Jewett (Cooper) Elliott

Esther Ireta Henderson, a 30 yr resident of Pawnee, Oklahoma, passed away October 22, 2010 in Pawnee. She was born March 7, 1919 in Vinco, Oklahoma to James & Etta Elliott. She grew up in the Vinco/ Perkins area and attended school there.

On April 1, 1948 she married H.T. Henderson, although they didn't tell people due to the fact they had married on April Fools day. People started finding out after it was aired on the radio. When she met H.T., he had 3 girls of his own and she had two boys.

She raised 5 children and was a wonderful caring mother to them all.

Although times were hard and no one had much money, she always managed to provide the girls with the things they wanted. She would take the girls to Tulsa where they would all window shop. The girls would point to the dresses they wanted and Esther would sketch them out on a pad. They would then go home where Esther would cut out a pattern from newspaper and make the exact same dress for them to wear. She was an amazing seamstress who could sew anything.

But, sewing was not the only thing she was known for. She was known for her cooking and most especially her one of a kind hot rolls. These rolls, they were just melt in your mouth good. And there were a few times that a batch of hot rolls had been hidden in a cupboard because everyone knew that they would be gone as soon as they hit the table!

Esther was a dedicated wife, a wonderful mother, grandmother, great & great-great grandmother. And she will be deeply missed.

She was preceded in death by; her daughter, Jean Brown; 2 grandchildren, Vernon Ray Vanslyke and Scott Brown; 1 great grandchild, Jace; and her 2 siblings, Gertie Grimm and Raymond Elliott.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, H.T. Henderson; 4 children, Estel & wife Della Husted, Wayne & wife Debbie Husted, Barbara & husband Dale Underhill and Nancy and husband Paul Martin.

She is also survived by 15 Grandchildren, Dale Alan Vanslyke, William Tillman Vanslyke, Mike Husted, Terry Rinck, Ron Husted, Vicki Nichols, Shari Cowles, Danielle Husted, Stephanie Husted, Janet Burger, Bryan Martin, David Martin, Dana Rogers, Cindy Verbas, & Shawna Roberson. 34 greatgrandchildren and 10 greatgreat- grandchildren.

A memorial service was held 2:00 PM Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at Angus Acres Baptist Church in Sand Springs, Oklahoma.

Arrangements by Cremation Society of Oklahoma, Tulsa, Oklahoma 918-599-7337
Family links: 
  James "Bud" William Elliott (1881 - 1939)
  Etta Jewett Cooper Elliott (1886 - 1976)
  Hiram Tillman Henderson (1918 - 2010)
  Rova Gertrude Elliott Grimm (1902 - 1977)*
  Rolla "Rollie" Leonard Elliott (1905 - 1915)*
  Waymon Holbrook Elliott (1913 - 1981)*
  Ben Elliott (1917 - 1918)*
  Esther Ireta Elliott Henderson (1919 - 2010)
*Calculated relationship
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: Pammy In Oklahoma
Record added: Feb 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66211304
Esther Ireta <i>Elliott</i> Henderson
Added by: Pammy In Oklahoma
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