Vera Henry

Vera HenryVera S. Henry, 87, of Lewistown died at 5:27 p.m. July 16, 2013, at Red Oak Estates in Canton.

She was born Feb. 1, 1926, in Pekin, a daughter of Carl and Fern Palmer Sexton. She married John B. Henry on June 4, 1948, in Lewistown. He survives.

Also surviving are one son, John M. (and Terri) Henry of Carterville; three daughters, Connie (and Rick) Collins of Lewistown, Jeannie Henry of Morris and Mary (and Ron) Kurtz of Webster Groves, Mo.; one sister, Betty Rose of Edinburgh; one brother, Carl E. "Ike" Sexton of Hendersonville, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; two step grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.

She was a Human Resource Personnel Clerk at the former Camp Ellis. She also worked as a reporter for Fulton County Democrat and as an administrative assistant for United Mine Workers.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Lewistown. She was a published poet and storyteller including her stories in Tale of Two Rivers; she had served on Fulton County Nutrition Board and board of directors of Fulton County Community Concert Association and had served as Waterford Township Chairman for the Red Cross. She had served as a deacon in her church and as chaplain for Lewistown VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

Funeral services were held Saturday at Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown with Reverend Danie deBeer officiating. Burial was in Waterford Cemetery in rural Lewistown.

Memorials may be made to her church.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/24/2013

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