Glenna June Blackburn Hendrickson
Glenna June Blackburn Hendrickson,85, of Abilene, formerly of Phillips and Fritch, went to be withher Savior, January 6, 2014, surrounded by her family.Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 11, at FairlanesBaptist Church in Borger with Pastor Paul Burwash officiating.Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Cemetery inBorger. Arrangements are by Minton Chatwell Funeral Directorsin Borger where family visitation will be Friday, January10, from 6– 8 p.m.Glenna June Blackburn Hendrickson was born August 6,1928 in Seminole, Oklahoma to Dewey Ray Blackburn andLovie Jewell Davis Blackburn. At the early age of six, she losther father, and helped her mother take care of the other children in the home. She spoke manytimes 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 OklahomaState University. After graduating as valedictorian, she married the senior class president,Richard Harry Hendrickson on May 27, 1946, in Cherryvale, Kansas. Shortly after, she beganher entrepreneurial adventure becoming the owner of June’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, theymade their home in Phillips, Texas where all three of their children graduated from PhillipsHigh School. Later they moved to Fritch, Texas in 1986. During the many years, June wasvery active in her churches, Kiefer Baptist Church, Eastside Baptist Church, Phillips BaptistChurch, and was a charter member of Fairlanes Baptist Church. She also served her Lord byserving as a Sunday School teacher to many children in the community. Because of her manyChristian teachings, she brought all three of her children to know the Lord. Having an interestin business, June attended Frank Phillips College majoring in Accounting. She worked as officemanager for Kel-tex Electric and was also the business manager for her husband’s musicbusiness, R. H. Hendrickson Publications and Productions. However, her most enjoyable jobwas being “Memaw” to her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was also wellknown for her sewing and cooking. Her children were treated by her ability to make most oftheir clothes. Friends and relatives always delighted in eating her delicious cooking, especiallyher pies. She also loved taking pictures and traveling with her family on many vacations toinclude 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 andsister-in-laws; and two nephews.Survivors include two daughters, Glenna “Gigi” Amerman of Borger and Mona Fannonand 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 wifeSusanna, Josh Amerman and his wife Ashley, Clint Hendrickson and his wife Allyson, ChristinaHaskell and her husband Mike, Audrey Munson and her husband Chris, John Hendricksonand his wife Cassie, Monica Fannon, and Lance Fannon and his wife, Allison. Also survivorsinclude 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 LorenRusher 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 fondlyas Junebug.