Waunita Wilson Henderson


Waunita Wilson Henderson, a longtime resident of Aberdeen, passed away on December 25, 2012, at Pacific Care Center at the age of 93.

Waunita was born October 18, 1919, to Claude and Lydia Reese in Macky Place, Missouri. She was 10th of 11 children. On December 5, 1945, she married Lawrence Wesley Henderson in Louisiana, Missouri.

During World War II she worked at the Naval yard in Washington, D.C. In her married life she was an avid baker, gardener and seamstress.

She is survived by her loving husband, Lawrence, of the family home; one sister, Lela Fern Hendricks of Aberdeen and many nieces and nephews.

A family memorial service was held on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at the Fern Hill Cemetery.