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Jeanette C. Henry | Obituary

By on December 4, 2013 at 5:13 am
Jeanette C. Henry

Jeanette C. Henry

Jeanette C. Henry, 75, of Red Bud, died Nov. 29, 2013, in Red Bud.

She was born Aug. 31, 1938, in Evansville, daughter of Clara Heck (nee Hess) the late Bernard Heck Sr..

She married Curtis J. Henry on Sept. 7, 1959, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Ruma; he preceded her in death on Nov. 18, 2013.

Mrs. Henry was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Ruma, Monroe County Farm Bureau Women Committee and the Senior Circle. She had been a captain for the King’s House retreat. She was also an avid quilter at both St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. In her earlier years, she played softball and was a CYO leader at St. Patrick’s.

Survivors include her mother; five children, Gregory Henry (finacee Marilynne Stolte) of Red Bud, Vivian (Arnold) Bossler of New Baden, Beverley (Richard) Stellhorn of Evansville, Nancy (David “Pete”) Rahn of Red Bud, and Brian (Melissa) Henry of Red Bud; 10 grandchildren, Kelley Stolte, Kristin Braun, Jessika Bossler, Natalie Bossler, Douglas Bossler, Sarah Stellhorn, Rachel Stellhorn, Justin (Jessica) Rahn, Megan Henry and Blake Henry; one great-granddaughter, Gracie Rahn; and five siblings, Jeanelle Dinan of Prairie du Rocher, Charlotte (Wayne) Steibel of Ruma, Bernard “Sonny” (Rhonda) Heck of Ellis Grove, Romona (William) Moyer of St. Peters, Mo., and Eugene (Debi) Heck of Ruma; along with many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In addition to her father and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother-in-law Gilbert Dinan Jr.

Visitation was Dec. 1-2, at Welge-Pechacek Funeral Home, Red Bud.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 2, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Ruma, Father Clyde Grogan officiating.

Interment followed at St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery, Ruma.

Memorials may be made to Life Network of Southern Illinois. St Patrick’s or St. John’s quilting funds, or in the form of Masses.


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