HEMRY, Martha L.
May 25, 1912 - Dec 30, 2011 OKLAHOMA CITY Martha Louise Hemry passed away peacefully December 30, 2011 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Martha was born in Avon Park, Florida, on May 25, 1912. She moved to Chickasha, Oklahoma, at an early age and graduated from Chickasha High School. She then attended and graduated from Oklahoma College for Women (now the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma) on June 1, 1933 in Chickasha with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English. She taught grade school in Marlow, Oklahoma, until she married Jerome E. Hemry and moved to Oklahoma City in 1934. Jerome passed on in December 2006. She was a longtime active member and supporter of the Town Hall Speakers Organization and the Lyric Theater in Oklahoma. She also enjoyed attending and supporting the Oklahoma City Symphony and the musical events at Oklahoma City University. She and Jerome traveled across the United States, Canada, Scandinavia and Western Europe. Martha is survived by her two sons: Jerry L. Hemry, and wife, Linda; and Kenneth M. Hemry - of Oklahoma City; five grandchildren: Stanley D. Hemry of Phoenix, Arizona; Tom A. Hemry of Norman, Oklahoma; Lorisa E. Roye of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Heather Hemry of Perkins, Oklahoma; and Lauren Hemry of Oklahoma City; and seven great-grandchildren: Reagan, Camille, Faith, Drake, Haiden, Olivia and Ian. She is also survived by her sister, Emily Berry; nephew, John T. Berry, III; and niece, Linda A. Hopkins; all of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Martha enjoyed many hours of entertaining, hosting and loving her grandchildren at her home and especially around her swimming pool in the summertime. A memorial service is scheduled at Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Directors, 6600 Broadway Extension, on Monday, the 2nd day of January, 2012, at 2 p.m., with private interment before the service. The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of Martha Hemry can be made to The First Church of Christ Scientist, 4801 North Portland, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112.