Barbara Rae Henderson of Verdigris entered her Heavenly Home on Sept. 25, 2013. She was born to Joe Raymond and Nettie Mae LaFerney Crutcher on May 29, 1940, in McRae, Ark., where she lived to the age of seven before moving to Tulsa, Okla. with her family. She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Joe Alvin Crutcher, and her grandson Joe Allen.
She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 28 years and one month, John; her children, Kevin Allen and wife Debra, of Pennsylvania; Jeff Allen and wife Mojca, of Virginia; Jared Sanders and wife Shari, of Arkansas, and Jon Sanders, of Virginia; her brother, Jim Crutcher and wife Sandy, of Arizona; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Barbara was a member of Al-Anon until she became disabled in 1990. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great- grandmother, and a friend to all who knew her. Barbara loved to work in her flower beds and that was one of her favorite things to do. She also loved fishing, garage sales, and refinishing old furniture. She will be missed by many.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 at Kennedy-Kennard Funeral Home, 202 East Oak Street, Catoosa, Okla., 74015. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her memory to Clarehouse, 7617 South Mingo Road, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74133.