Annabeth Schwaesdall, 85, of Henrietta, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 in Henrietta.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 at the First Baptist Church of Henrietta with Rev. Randy Osborn, pastor, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Henrietta.
On Monday, Sept. 24, there will be a funeral service at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Oologah, Okla., with Rev. Jerry Moore, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Talala, Okla. Arrangements are under the direction of the Oolagah Funeral Home of Oolagah, Okla.
Mrs. Schwaesdall was born on May 11, 1927, in Talala, Okla., to Roy and Tessa (Troxel) Nicholson. Upon graduation from Talala High School in 1945, she married her high school sweetheart, Tom Schwaesdall. She worked briefly at Douglas Aircraft in Tulsa, Okla., before beginning her career with the United States Postal Service. On April 18, 1957, she was appointed Postmaster at Oologah, Okla. She placed great effort and dedication into her career as Postmaster. She retired in 1986, after 30 years of service. Upon retirement, she moved to Henrietta. She was active in the Northeast Oklahoma Chapter of The National Association of Postmasters, and served as both vice president and president of the chapter. In January 2011, she was awarded a 50 Year Pin for her membership in the Oologah Chapter of Eastern Star, where she once served as Worthy Matron. She was a longtime member of the Oologah First Baptist Church. She later joined the First Baptist Church of Henrietta. She was a talented musician, an avid reader, and enjoyed traveling.
She is survived by two daughters, Jackie Bryant and husband Dennis of Briartown, Okla., and Dr. Joyce Ritchie and husband Jim of Henrietta; one sister, Louise Blackburn of Claremore, Okla.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The family will be at Davis Funeral Home on Friday evening, Sept. 21, 2012 from 6-7 p.m. The family will be at the Oologah Funeral Home on Sunday evening from 4-5 p.m.