- Ada, Oklahoma

January 24, 2014

Joyce Adele Cherry

Sands Springs — Services for Joyce Adele Cherry, 90, Sand Springs, will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Baptist Church, 13 West 40th Street in Sand Springs. The Rev. Dan Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. at Green Hill Cemetery in Lindsay, Okla. Viewing and visitation will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday with the family receiving friends from 5 - 7 p.m. 

Mrs. Cherry died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. 

She was born June 26, 1923 to Arley and Oma (Harnsberger) Kendrick in Lindsay. She graduated from Lindsay High School in 1940 and attended Central State, later earning her Masters of Education at East Central University. She married Homer Lee Cherry Oct. 19, 1943. The couple lived on a ranch in Roff raising three sons. Mrs. Cherry taught fifth graders at Hickory Elementary before teaching at Sulphur Public Schools, where she retired. She and her husband later moved to Sand Springs. 

Mrs. Cherry was a member of Roff First Baptist Church from 1952 to 1994. In Sand Springs, she became a member of Trinity Baptist Church and became involved with Women’s Missionary Union, Vacation Bible School and was a Sunday school teacher. 

Survivors include her children Larry Cherry and wife Marilyn, Steve Cherry and wife Rebecca, and Randy Cherry and wife Jacqueline; grandchildren, Laura McGehee, Matthew Cherry, John Cherry, Megan Cherry, Lindsey Fuller, and Michael Cherry; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arley and Oma Kendrick; husband, Homer Cherry; sister, Wanda Smith; and brother, William Miller Kendrick.