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Mary L. Henderson

January 19, 1939 — January 18, 2024

Mary L. Henderson, age 84, of Elsmore, Kansas, went to be with her Lord, January 18, 2024, at Moran Manor while surrounded by friends and family.

Mary was born on January 19, 1939, in Gas, Kansas, to Fred and Lucille Cramer. She graduated Iola High School in 1957.

Mary will be remembered as a kind spirited Christian woman who loved to sew and care for her grandkids. She was very loving and kind to all she met as she shared her love for the Lord.

Mary worked in various positions but her favorites included being a farm wife and mother, caring for her grandchildren, HL Miller and Sons and other factory work. She was dedicated to her family and volunteer organizations. She was a member of Midpoint Baptist Church for 65 years, Sunday School teacher, President & Secretary of Jones Hardy American Legion #385 Auxiliary, several board positions with 40 & 8 Auxiliary, Open Circle Club and community Bible study. She enjoyed her retirement by making quilts for loved ones and those in need. She made several lap quilts for the Veteran's hospital in Topeka.

On December 5, 1957, she was united in marriage with Martin E. Henderson in Gas. They recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary. They were blessed with five children and made their home in rural Elsmore in 1958.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sisters and brothers-in-law Jim and Rosa Hansen, Paul Jackson, Roberta Jackson, Carolyn and Bob Morris, Lenora Stanford; sons-in-law Richard Fry and Dan Culver; and one step-granddaughter Anissia Donovan.

Mary is survived by her husband of the home; children Shirley Fry, Olathe; Ed and Darla Henderson, Humboldt; Gloria and Jim Donovan, Chanute; Karen Culver, Iola; and Gary and Sharon Henderson, Elsmore; sister Wyoma May Jackson, Mound City; and brother Fred David Cramer and Sandy, Humboldt. She was blessed with 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, and friends that were considered family.

The family will greet friends and family Thursday, January 25, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Venue at Feuerborn Family Funeral Services, 1883 US Hwy 54, Iola, Kansas. Christian funeral services are planned for Friday, January 26, 10:00 a.m. at Midpoint Baptist Church, 3965 US Hwy 54, Moran. Interment will follow at the Moran Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Midpoint Baptist Church Children's camp fund or Jones Hardy # 385 Auxiliary Kitchen project in care of the funeral home.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation with Family Present

Thursday, January 25, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

The Venue - Feuerborn Family Funeral Service

, Iola, KS 66749

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Funeral Service

Friday, January 26, 2024

10:00 - 10:45 am (Central time)

Midpoint Baptist Church

226 Cedar Street, Moran, KS 66755

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Friday, January 26, 2024

11:45am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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