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Pernie McMahon

Pernie McMahon (previous longtime resident Carmel, CA) peacefully passed away in her Norman, OK home with her loved ones at her side at the age of 96 on Thursday May 9, 2019. Pernie was born on September 8, 1922, in Fletcher, OK, to Druie and Carrie (Woodard) Herrin. Memorial services will be held Thursday May 16, 2019 at 1:00pm at the Fletcher Funeral Home Chapel, 410 Cole Street, Fletcher, OK 73541.

Pernie was the last surviving sibling of 9, and her family story begins when Druie and Carrie Herrin started their family on March 24, 1913 with the birth of Herbert in Clay County, TX. Druie and his family came on into the Fletcher-Elgin area where Helen was born in November 1914 at Elgin and Doy W. at Lawton in December 1916. The family settled on the Sessum’s place east of Fletcher. In January 1920 Margie was born and in September 1922 Pernie. In December 1924 the family moved to the Muhr Place where Mable was born that same month and Jim was born March 1927. In December 1927 the family moved to the EW Dilling place on the North edge of Fletcher where Joy D., August 1929 and Don January 1932 were born. Dr. CW Joyce, Fletcher attended the last five births.

Pernie married Norman John (Mac) McMahon, Jr. on November 18, 1951 and they’re journey took them from Fletcher, OK to TX and several states before settling in Carmel, CA. Pernie owned and operated Pernie’s Dress Shop, and later added a second shop, The Harriet Duncan Store for over 40 years in Carmel, CA. After retiring she relocated back to Norman, OK in June 2013.

Pernie is survived by her loving nieces and nephews; Cari (Billy) Holden, Burt Herrin, Dick (Claudia) Herrin, Todd (Cricket) Herrin, Jimmie Mayes, David (Ann) Mayes, Pernie Francis Edwards, Nancy (Rex) Morrell, Shan Reynolds, Doy B. Herrin, Jr., Jay (April) Herrin, Jamie Herrin, Jo Mandy (Greg) Smithers, Maylan (Butch) White and many great and great great nieces and nephews.

Special Thanks to great nephews/Niece- Chris, Ryan and Jill Mayes and loving care given by personal aides: Bobby Atkins, Renee Rucker, Sharon Ahpeahtone, Leanne Bryan and Mary Atkins. LifeSpring staff — Helen, April, Joy, Julie, Kim, Diane & Rivermont staff- Maegan, Betty, Kete, Lee, many thanks to all those that cared for and loved Aunt Pernie.

Pernie was preceded in death by her husband, mother and father, sisters Helen Lowry, Margie Reynolds, Mable Lee Mayes, and brothers Herbert, Doy B. Sr., Jim, Joy D., Don Herrin.

Memorials may be made to Fletcher First Baptist Church Falls Creek Youth fund, Fletcher, OK.

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