A special memorial service is planned for Sunday to honor a longtime Henryettan.
Pastor Beron Lee, of the Henryetta Church of God, announced the special service for Maxine Fletcher, on Nov. 12, at 10 a.m. at the church. Guest speaker will be Pastor Bill Bell of Inola.
Fletcher, a member of the Henryetta Church of God for many years, passed away Oct. 27 at the age of 90. Her funeral service was held last week, but this special service will thank her for her contributions both to the church and the community.
Fletcher was wellknown in Henryetta as a beauty operator. In addition, she worked as the docent for the Henryetta Territorial Museum.
As the tour guide at the museum, Fletcher was able to share the amazing history of Henryetta and its famous residents, including Alice Ghostley.
In a 2015 interview with the Henryetta Free-Lance, Fletcher stated about her duties: “This has really been a blessing for me to work here, meet new people and take them through the Museum and tell them about the history of our great town. We meet people from all over: Hong Kong, China, the Netherlands, Canada, Norway and Finland, to name a few. They all seem amazed when they see our pictures by Joseph Hardin, and hear the history behind them…” Fletcher was born Sept. 7, 1933, in Texas to William “Bill” and Wilma Wade. She married Doyle Fletcher on April 27, 1991, in Ft. Worth, Texas.
Among her survivors are her daughter Sandra Marr and son Randy Ray Rasco, both of Henryetta.
Pastor Lee invites the public to the special service (10–11:30 a.m.) at the church located at 202 W. Gentry. During the event, veterans in attendance will be honored. Several patriotic songs will also be performed.