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Bertha Henry


Graveside Services for Bertha Henry, 77, of Washington were held Monday, November 16, 2020 at the Washington Cemetery. Services were under the direction of the Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell.

Mrs. Henry passed away Thursday, November 12, 2020.

Bertha Faye Andrews was born October 22, 1943 in Washington, the sixth of 16 children born to Glen David Andrews and Vernie Gencie (Madden) Andrews. As a young lady, Bertha faced many challenges managing life with a hearing disability, never once using it as an excuse. Growing up on the family farm, she learned at a very young age the value of hard work.

Bertha married her best friend and life partner, James Harold Henry, on May 28, 1966 in Pauls Valley. They made their home in Purcell where together they raised three children, daughter, Phyllis and sons, Dennis and Lee Roy. Family meant everything to Bertha.

She truly believed in family helping family and she looked for ways that she could help. She looked forward to family get togethers, and enjoyed spending family time. Bertha worked tirelessly as a homemaker, caring and providing for James and her kids, was never happier than the day she became a grandmother.

She was a strong woman and passed down longstanding, established family traditions to her children and grandchildren. She was an excellent cook and will be forever remembered for her fried chicken, chicken dressing and lasagna. Bertha was a wonderful mother and grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She will be dearly missed!                                                                                                                    

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Harold Henry; her parents, Glen and Vernie Andrews; sisters, Nadine Andrews, Judy Pope and Bonnie Summers and brothers, Martin Andrews, Kenneth Andrews, Henry Andrews, Isaac Eugene Andrews and David Andrews.

Bertha is survived by daughter, Phyllis Matthews of Oklahoma City; her boys, Dennis Henry and wife, Kelli, of Purcell and Lee Roy Henry and wife, Chris, of Bridgeport, Texas;  sisters, Vernie Madden and husband, Jake, of Maysville, Norma Gene Madden of Maysville,  Louise Carroll and husband, Jim, of Wayne, Kathy Hendrix and husband, Jerry, of Washington and Helen Ham and husband, Harold, of Goldsby; brothers, Wayne Andrews and wife, Linda, of Washington and Nathan Andrews and wife, Stephanie, of Norman; five grandchildren, Kristen Flores and husband, Misael, of Boyd, Texas, Joshua Henry of Bridgeport, Texas, Hope Gass and husband, Haden, of Atoka, Okla., Heath Matthews of Oklahoma City and Jaden Douglas of Oklahoma City; 10 great-grandchildren, Noah, Raelena, Amiyah, Rosalie, James, Braylyn, Blakeleigh, Brynleigh, Bryleigh and Nylla; several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends. 

Online condolences may be made at wilsonlittle.com.