April 16, 2013

Roverta Marquart Daffron Henderson, 95, passed away Monday, April 15, 2013, at Cedar Creek Nursing Center in Norman. She was born Sept. 1, 1917, in Duke to John Grover and Kittie (Evans) Marquart. She attended school at Prairie Hill where she graduated high school in 1936. In 1937, she married Otis Daffron, and during their 29 years of marriage, they had three beautiful children, Freda Ann, Betty and Duane. In 1966, Otis Daffron, went to live in a better place in Gods Country.

Eight years later Roverta married, Albert K. Henderson on Aug. 16, 1974. The couple enjoyed each others company for 17 years before he passed away on Jan. 1, 1992.

Roverta was a member of the Prairie Hill Methodist Church before it closed and then became a member of United Methodist Church of Duke. She had always been a homemaker; she loved to garden, enjoyed her flowers, and she loved to make quilts and crochet by hand. Roverta will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Roverta is survived by her grandchildren, Steven Ratzlaff and wife Shari of Scott City, Kan.; granddaughter, Dara Daffron Trent and her husband Josh of Hammon; great-grandchildren, Collin and Clarrisa Ratzlaff, Harper and Kooper Trent; step great-grandchildren, London and Talon Trent; nephew, Jerry Marquart and his wife Karla; nieces, Vida Hamar and husband Jerald, Wydon Warren and husband Troy; and very dear friends, Debbie McKee and her husband Robert Gathers.

She was proceded in death by her parents; her son, Duane Daffron; her daughters, Freda Ratzlaff and Betty Daffron; and brother, Gilbert Marquart.

Graveside services have been scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday at Praire Hill Cemetery with Dr. Jeff Moore officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.

Memorials in honor of Roverta may be made to the Prairie Hill Cemetery in Duke.

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