Henrietta Mejia, formerly of St. Joseph, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014 at the home of her son in Broken Arrow, OK.
Henrietta was born on August 7, 1923 in Wathena, Kansas to Harvey L. and Myrtle (Mead) Parker.
She graduated from Wathena High School in 1941 and worked at North American Aircraft during WW II assembling B-25 parts. She later worked for Jersey Cereal.
She married Rudy Mejia on January 31, 1948. He preceded her in death on February 10, 2005.
Henrietta was the ultimate stay-at-home Mother in 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, always making sure that her five children were well-fed, their clothes were clean and pressed and they attended church and Sunday school.
She was a member of Marvin McMurry United Methodist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher, Lindbergh PTA member, home room mother and a lifetime member of the Lafayette Booster Club along with her husband Rudy. She and Rudy and the family ran the concession stand at Krug Pool from 1966 until 1982.
Henrietta was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, four sisters, three brothers, daughter-in-law, Gywnnie Mejia, grandsons, Matt Mejia and Jayden Underwood.
Surviving family members include sons, David Mejia, St. Joseph, MO.; Rudy Mejia, Oklahoma City, OK.; Stanley (Barbara) Mejia, Broken Arrow, OK.; Mark (Patti) Mejia, Kansas City, MO; daughter, Luanne (David) Myers, St. Joseph, MO;16 grandchildren,16 great grandchildren, brother, Harvey L. Parker and several nieces and nephews.
Services 1:00 PM Monday, June 2, 2014 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will begin after 9:00 AM Sunday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 PM Sunday evening.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the National Stroke Association, 9707 E. Easter Lane, Suite B., Centennial, CO 80112.