Class of 1938

1938 Graduation Edition
Perry Daily Journal
Maxine Sherrard

– daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. T. Sherrard. She has attended only the Perry schools, where she is a member of the Girl Reserve club and the Home Economic club. She plans to attend business college next year.

Maxine Theodora (Sherrard) Watkins

June 03, 1920 – December 29, 2020

Maxine Theodora (Sherrard) Watkins entered into the presence of her Savior on Tuesday, December 29, 2021, at the age of 100 years, 6 months, and 26 days.

Born June 3, 1920, in Perry, Oklahoma, she was the daughter of David Theodore “Ted” and Angeline Marian (Allen) Sherrard. She graduated from Perry High School in 1938.

On March 26, 1954, she and Leland James Watkins were married in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. They were married more than 50 years before his death in 2008.

In addition to her husband, Maxine is preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Marceil Phillips and Marian Pennington; and a nephew, William (Bill) Pennington.

Maxine is survived by two sons and their wives, Fred Watkins and Lisa of Idabel, Oklahoma, and Bill Watkins and Amy of Lawton, Oklahoma; six grandchildren, Angela, Amanda, Dalton and mate Kelsey, William, Bethany and husband Jason, Lisa and husband Oscar; seven great-grandchildren, Paige, Daxton, Eliana, Briana, Ayden, Zachary and Elisabeth; two nephews, Jim Phillips and Royce “Sonny” Pennington and wife Carolyn; four nieces, Pat Merchant and husband Royce, Mic Lavalley, Dotti Woolsey and husband James, Martie Hart and husband Max; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

A family graveside service will be held on Saturday, January 2, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery (13313 N. Kelley Ave, Oklahoma City). In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children.