Memorial services for Edna Margarite O’Quinn , 94, of Chickasha will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 24, 2012, in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness with Elder Cary Jackson officiating.
Edna Margarite O’Quinn was born July 3, 1918, in Marlow, Oklahoma, the daughter of Leonidas Henderson, and Sarah (Lakin) Henderson. She died on Monday, August 20, 2012, at her home in Chickasha.
Edna grew up on a farm with her siblings near Marlow. She left school in the 7th grade to help her ailing mother with the responsibilities of running the household; which included doing laundry on a rub board eight hours a day.
After her mother’s passing her father moved the family to Tracy, California for work in 1936. There she met and married Fred L. Forsythe, in 1937, and they had five children. They were married for thirty-five years until his death.
She worked in a ship yard as “Rosie the riveter” in Tracy, California during WW II.
The family moved to Sacramento, California, where she worked as a baker while rearing her children.
In 1972 she moved to back to Oklahoma, where she married Jesse O’Quinn. They shared twenty-five years together until his death in 1997.
She spent the rest of her life surrounded by her family and friends.
She was loved and will be missed by all who knew her.
Edna loved serving Jehovah and shared his message with all of her heart.
She was preceded in death by: both parents; her two husbands; two brothers and one sister.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis & Gloria Forsythe, Elgie & Pat Forsythe and Harold (Buzz) Forsythe; two daughters and sons-in-law, Denice & Richard Largent and Joan & Richard Malin; one brother & sister-in-law, Jim & Dorothy Henderson; thirteen grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and a host of other family members.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home