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Edna Mae Henderson, age 86 of California, MD, died on June 12, 2012 at the Hospice House of St. Mary's Inc. in Callaway.

Edna was born on September 15, 1925 in Los Angeles, CA, to the late Mary Fern (Borges) Bisbee and Simon Bisbee.

Edna moved to St. Mary's in 1963 with her U.S. Navy husband and family from Virginia Beach, VA. She was a past member of the National Ceramic Association Accredited Teachers, Ladies Auxiliary of Fleet Reserve Association Unit #93, Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Post #26, American Cancer Society, Business & Professional Woman's Association, and the St. Mary's Genealogical Society.

Edna worked at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station for more than 30 years, retiring from the supply department in 2003. Edna engaged in a broad spectrum of activities related to creating and demonstrating visual arts. As a Certified Ceramics Instructor, Edna taught ceramic classes at the base for many years. She also enjoyed practicing needle arts, calligraphy, cooking and gardening.

After being separated from a brother and sister for over 60 years, Edna connected with her sister, June Overstreet who lived in Washington State. Since traveling was not an option, she enjoyed multiple telephone conversations before June's death in 2011. Edna was also predeceased by her husband, the late Richard Thomas Henderson and her daughter, the late Patricia Lou Oakley Albertson.

She is survived by her daughter, Suzanne Kay Henderson of California, MD; a son, Thomas Earl Oakley (Liz) of Colorado City, TX; her granddaughters Kelsey Albertson Beard and Stacie Albertson Oliver, both of Columbus, Ohio and great granddaughters, Taylor and Ava Oliver.

A Life Celebration Memorial Visitation will be held on Friday, June 15, 2012 from 6-7 PM at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Memorial Service will follow at 7 PM, officiated by Fr. Raymond Schmidt of St. John Francis Regis of Hollywood, MD.

Contributions in memory of Edna may be directed to the Hospice House of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

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Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.