Lorethia Jean Camp passed away in Shawnee, Oklahoma on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at the age of 85 years.
Jean was the daughter of John Duke Henderson and Icy Corene (Hayes) Henderson, born on November 27, 1933, in Holdenville, Oklahoma, where she was brought up and attended schools. She was married to T. O. Hignite and lived in Texas for a short time before returning to Holdenville, then moved to Spencer, Oklahoma, their home for 18 years. For the past 40 years, Jean has made her home in Atwood.
Jean was an amazing cook and worked for many years for various restaurants and Senior Citizens centers. She liked to stay active and busy, especially working in the yard. Yard work was one of her favorite things, and she was mowing with a push mower at the age of 80. She enjoyed reading and baking pies. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and attended all their ball games and other activities. Her family was her greatest joy.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Duke and Icy Henderson; one sister, Dorothy Green; one brother, Leroy Henderson; and her son, Bennie Hignite.
She is survived by two daughters, Lanita Anderson of Atwood, and Kristy Herman of Shawnee; six grandchildren Matthew Hignite of Del City, Timothy Hignite (Bonnie), Jesse Anderson (Sonja), and Katy Reed (Josh), all of Ada, and Makenzie Herman and Macy Herman, both of Shawnee; four great-grandchildren, Hudson, Harrison, Harper, and Xander; nieces and nephews, other family members, and many friends.
Graveside services were held at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29th , and Jean was laid to rest in the Atwood Cemetery, with Rev. Dane Robinson offi ciating.