Grace Henson, of Republic, Missouri, went home to be with her Lord with her loving daughters by her side on February 28, 2023, at the age of 97. Grace was born on April 19, 1925, in Russell Springs, Kentucky to O.C. and Maude (Abrell) Evans.
Grace grew up and spent most of her life in Russell County, Kentucky. She married Alvin Henson on December 17, 1945, and this union was blessed with two daughters, Betty, and Barbara. Later in life they relocated to Indianapolis, Indiana, and then finally to Republic, Missouri to be closer to family. They shared 53 amazing years together, until his passing in 1998.
Grace was a homemaker and an avid gardener. She grew and preserved fruits and vegetables for her family. Grace was a hard-working lady, who loved showing her family love by the preparation of wonderful meals, and by creating amazing quilts and crocheted items that she shared with them. Above all, Grace loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and the time she was able to spend with them.
Grace is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband Alvin; and siblings, Waldo Evans, Esco Evans, and Lindo Evans.
She is survived by her two daughters; Betty J. Neal, and husband Wes Weaver, of Brookline, Missouri, and Barbara J. Ford of Springfield, Missouri; grandchildren, Tiffany Schafer, and husband Bill, of Evansville, Missouri, Melanie Baker of Republic, Missouri, and James D. Rawson of Springfield, Missouri; two great-grandchildren, Austin J. Sterling of Battlefield, Missouri, and Jack H. Baker of Springfield, Missouri; as well as other extended family and countless friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 4, 2023, at Meadors Funeral Home in Republic, Missouri, with Pastor Lee Miller officiating. Burial took place next to her husband at Evergreen Cemetery.
The local obituary for Grace Henson is courtesy of Bernard Funeral Home.
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