, Muskogee, OK


September 19, 2013

Judith Stephens Henry

1928 – 2013

Judith Stephens Henry, 85, of Muskogee, died Tuesday, September 17, 2013 in Eufaula, Oklahoma.  She was born August 27, 1928 to Roscoe Conklin Stephens and Jewel Francis (Emerson) Stephens in Pontiac, Michigan where she grew up and graduated from Pontiac High School.  In 1946, she came to Muskogee to attend Bacone College where she met and married David Henry who had recently returned from service in Europe during World War II.  In 1964, she returned to Bacone and graduated in 1966.  She continued her education at Northeastern State University graduating in 1968.  She obtained her Master’s degree from Northeastern in Education in 1971.  She taught at Oklahoma School for the Blind (Parkview) from 1969 to 1990 where she served as the Reading Specialist.

Judy enjoyed traveling with friends, reading, and a good crossword puzzle.  She served as a Sunday school teacher for children and adults and as a voluntary tax preparer at the Muskogee library.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, David E. Henry, and sisters, Marie Clark and Sybil Caspers.

Judy is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Karen and H.C. Franklin of Eufaula; son and daughter-in-law, David and Toby Henry of Houston, TX; grandchildren, Byron Cook, Cydney Anderson, Brynn Page, Tabitha Olenick, Cadence Larson, David Henry, Rachel Henry, Rachel Martin and Jessica Driver and twelve great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Greenhill Cemetery with Kerry Mauldin officiating.

Funeral service arrangements are under the direction of Foster-Petering Funeral Home.  Condolences to the family may be made at

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