Pernie McMahon
Pernie McMahon

FLETCHER - Pernie Mc-Mahon (previous longtime resident of Carmel, Calif.) peacefully passed away at the age of 96 in her Norman home on Thursday May 9,  2019, with her loved ones at her side.  

She was born on Sept. 8, 1922, in Fletcher to Druie and Carrie (Woodard) Herrin.  Memorial service will be held Thursday May 16, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Fletcher Funeral Home Chapel, 410 Cole Street.

Pernie was the last surviving sibling of  nine, 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, Texas.

Druie and his family came 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 Nov. 18, 1951,  and their journey took them from Fletcher to Texas and several other states before settling in Carmel, Calif.

She owned and operated Pernie’s Dress Shop, and later added a second shop, The Harriet Duncan Store , which she operated for over 40 years in Carmel, Calif.

After retiring she relocated  back to Norman 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 greatand 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 and 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.