LIPAN Emma Jean Henderson Strickler, 66, passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2009, in Stephenville. Funeral services will be held at noon Thursday at Allison Baptist Church in Lipan. Burial at Allison Cemetery. Mrs. Strickler was born Nov. 1, 1942, in Hood County, to Gus and Opal Marie Green Henderson. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend to all who knew her. She was the rock and crutch to her family in times of trouble and need. A special request from Emma about her service, "I want everyone to dress casual and be joyous and uplifting. No saddness, please." Survivors: Daughters, Vicki Morris and husband, Brad, of DeLeon, Tia Wood and husband, Randy, of Stephenville; sons, Paul Strickler and wife, Nancy, of Arlington, Glen Strickler and wife, Terri, of Lipan; 12 grandchildren; and one great grandson.

Memorials, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Published Aug. 6, 2009

Stephenville Empire-Tribune