Charlotte Ann "Midge" Henderson Ledbetter was born June 2, 1943 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Mike and Bessie Henderson. She went to be with our Lord and Savior on May 16, 2021, surrounded by her 3 beloved daughters.
Midge graduated from Ardmore High School in 1961, where she met and married the love of her life, Guy T. Ledbetter. They married February 17, 1961 and settled in Ardmore to raise their family.
Her survivors include, daughters Laura Dawn Ledbetter, Rachelle Graham of Fort Worth, Texas and Robyn and husband, Donnie Sowders, of Dickson, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Brandi and husband, Ryan Carey of Roanoke, Texas, Robert Stanley of Ardmore, Oklahoma, Tanna and husband, Billy Ducharme of Ardmore, Oklahoma, Britt Jones and wife, Jordan of Dickson, Oklahoma, Brady Graham and wife, Chelsea of Weatherford, Texas,and Hunter Sowders of Ardmore, Oklahoma.
Midge is also survived by great grandchildren, Keller and Ava Stanley, Charlotte, Camille and Cooper Carey, Halie, Merlin and Josey Ducharme, Jakson and Jacoby Jones, Remington Sowders and Bentley Graham. She is also survived by her sisters, Bobbye Dudley and her husband, Harold Wayne and Karen Clendenen and her husband, Dennis. She lost the love of her life on October 15, 2019, but with the love of her family and her faith in God, she was sustained and blessed with the comfort of many friends and family. In 1967, Midge was crowned Ardmore Shrine Club Rodeo Queen. She had a great love of the game of bridge and her bridge ladies. She and Guy T. loved to travel, play golf, and attend blues music festivals and horse races. In 1985, she won a pick 6 wager to win $20,000. Always a good luck charm, she was kissed by Elvis Presley at a concert in Tulsa, Oklahoma and was always so proud of his scarf.
To describe Midge's career path, it would have to begin with raising her girls and attending to Guy T.'s every need. She was always by his side, in sickness and in health. She began her working career in 1969, when the family returned from Dallas, and was the secretary to the hiring manager at Uniroyal Tire Company. She worked in the trucking industry, real estate and owned and operated the Edge night club and Time Out Restaurant. After retirement, she enjoyed home projects, cooking, baking, sewing, working in her yard and loving on her 2 dogs, Katie and Sugar. She took great pride in her pristine organization and perfectionism.
To quote Midge's favorite bible verse, 1 Corinthians 2:9, "No eye has seen, no ear has heard and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him"
Pallbearers will be Donnie Sowders, Brady Graham, Britt Jones, Robert Stanley, Ryan Carey and Randy Gover.
Flower Bearers are Bobbye Dudley, Dixie Harper, LaWasson Pool and all of her beloved bridge ladies. Special thanks to Good Shephard Hospice and Trish Marsh, Craddock Funeral Home and Melinda Dudley.
Funeral services will be 2:00 pm, Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at the Craddock Memorial Chapel with Rev. Lawrence Anderson officiating. There will be a Live Feed of the services for those who may not be able to attend on the Craddock Funeral Home Youtube page. Visitation for family and friends will be Tuesday evening at the funeral home from 6pm-7pm. Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at craddockfuneralhome.com
Posted online on May 18, 2021