Glenna June Blackburn Hendrickson,
85, of Abilene, formerly of Phillips and Fritch, went to be with
her Savior, January 6, 2014, surrounded by her family.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 11, at Fairlanes
Baptist Church in Borger with Pastor Paul Burwash officiating.
Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Cemetery in
Borger. Arrangements are by Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors
in Borger where family visitation will be Friday, January
10, from 6â€“ 8 p.m.
Glenna June Blackburn Hendrickson was born August 6,
1928 in Seminole, Oklahoma to Dewey Ray Blackburn and
Lovie Jewell Davis Blackburn. At the early age of six, she lost
her father, and helped her mother take care of the other children in the home. She spoke many
times about standing on a stool to help wash dishes and pack lunches for the other children.
Because of her high academic abilities in school, she was awarded a scholarship to Oklahoma
State University. After graduating as valedictorian, she married the senior class president,
Richard Harry Hendrickson on May 27, 1946, in Cherryvale, Kansas. Shortly after, she began
her entrepreneurial adventure becoming the owner of Juneâ€™s cafe in Sapulpa, Oklahoma.
She was not only chief chef, but also handled the business and accounting side of the business.
After her husband, Richard, obtained employment at Phillips Petroleum Company, they
made their home in Phillips, Texas where all three of their children graduated from Phillips
High School. Later they moved to Fritch, Texas in 1986. During the many years, June was
very active in her churches, Kiefer Baptist Church, Eastside Baptist Church, Phillips Baptist
Church, and was a charter member of Fairlanes Baptist Church. She also served her Lord by
serving as a Sunday School teacher to many children in the community. Because of her many
Christian teachings, she brought all three of her children to know the Lord. Having an interest
in business, June attended Frank Phillips College majoring in Accounting. She worked as office
manager for Kel-tex Electric and was also the business manager for her husbandâ€™s music
business, R. H. Hendrickson Publications and Productions. However, her most enjoyable job
was being â€śMemawâ€ť to her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was also well
known for her sewing and cooking. Her children were treated by her ability to make most of
their clothes. Friends and relatives always delighted in eating her delicious cooking, especially
her pies. She also loved taking pictures and traveling with her family on many vacations to
include 24 states, Canada, and Cancun, Mexico for her 70th birthday trip with her daughters,
Glenna and Mona. She also enjoyed visiting her family in Oklahoma.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Harry Hendrickson; parents; two brothers,
Kenneth Blackburn and Bob Blackburn of Sapulpa, Oklahoma; many special brother and
sister-in-laws; and two nephews.
Survivors include two daughters, Glenna â€śGigiâ€ť Amerman of Borger and Mona Fannon
and her husband, Lyn, of Fritch; one son, Dan Hendrickson and his wife, Glenda, of Abilene;
grandchildren include Shane Henderson and his wife Amy, Shawn Henderson and his wife
Susanna, Josh Amerman and his wife Ashley, Clint Hendrickson and his wife Allyson, Christina
Haskell and her husband Mike, Audrey Munson and her husband Chris, John Hendrickson
and his wife Cassie, Monica Fannon, and Lance Fannon and his wife, Allison. Also survivors
include two sisters, Joyce Steavenson of Kiefer, Oklahoma and Beth Gober of Irving,
Texas; two brothers, Paul Rusher and his wife Nita of Sand Springs, Oklahoma; and Loren
Rusher and his wife Becky of Losantville, Indiana. She is also survived by 11 great grandchildren,
several nieces and nephews, and many loving friends who remembered her fondly