Thursday, June 14, 2012

Lettie Jane (Murry) Oxendine 1908-2005

Lettie Jane Oxendine, daughter of the late Marion Cletus and Merttie M. (Mauck) Murry, was born September 17, 1908 in Cherryville, Missouri where she grew up and attended the Eaton School.

As a young girl, Lettie accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior and was baptized. She and her family attended the Pyatt Hollow Baptist Church in Cherryville.

On February 21, 1934, Lettie was united in marriage to Raymond B. Oxendine in Waynesville, Missouri. They shared over 68 years of marriage together and were blessed with one daughter, Fern. Raymond preceded her in death on August 14, 2002.

Lettie was a very hard working woman. She provided house cleaning services for several people within the Waynesville, St. Robert and Buckhorn communities. She enjoyed being outdoors, whether it was mushroom hunting, fishing or working in her flower gardens. Her favorite time was spent in her vegetable gardens growing different kinds of vegetables, but she especially enjoyed growing tomatoes. She spent a lot of time in the kitchen either canning her vegetables that she had grown or just cooking for her family. Lettie's family was the most important thing to her and she treasured the times that they spent together.

Lettie went home to be with her Lord the morning of Tuesday, January 4, 2005 in the St. John's Regional Medical Center of Springfield, Missouri at the age of 96 years, 3 months and 18 days.

Lettie leaves to cherish her memory one daughter: Fern Crawford of Waynesville, MO; two brothers: Ode Murry and Lawrence Murry both of Waynesville, MO; three sisters: Nettie Halbert and Mabel Bell, both of Cherryville, MO and Rosie Parker of Dixon, MO; three grandchildren: Derrell Ray "Sam" Crawford and Susan (Covert), James Kenneth Crawford, all of Waynesville and Douglas Eugene Crawford and his wife, Christy of Springfield, MO; several other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, Lettie was preceded in death by two brothers, three sisters and one half-sister.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, January 6, 2005 in the Waynesville Memorial Chapel with Rev. Harvey Dye officiating. The songs "Beyond the Sunset", "Go Rest High On That Mountain" and "Leaning On The Everlasting Arms" was played. Serving as escorts were Mike Bollinger, Ronald Covert, Douglas Crawford, Mike Fennell, Scott Fennell, Lillie Fincher and Pat Fincher.

Burial followed in the Waynesville Memorial Park Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Waynesville Memorial Chapel.

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